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How much clorazepate and alcohol would it take to be fatal?

How much clorazepate and alcohol would it take to be fatal?

Why take the risk?: To the best of my knowledge, there isn't any accurate info on how much of each is needed when mixing the 2 to be fatal, because it will be different depending on the individual. For example, a long-time alcoholic can down couple pints of vodka w/o trouble, but for a nondrinker that would be bad, especially if a tranquilizer is involved. So, don't try it. Don't drink/drive. Be good. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Clorazepate (Definition)

Clorazepate (brand name tranxene) is a benzodiazepine (minor tranqilizer). Its active metabolite is desmethyldiazepam, which has a long half life in the body. It is not frequently used today as a tranquilizer, because it is fairly sedating, but is mostly used in the treatment of ...Read more


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If I took a 3.75 clorozepate/tranxene 9 hours ago, can I drink alcohol?

If I took a 3.75 clorozepate/tranxene 9 hours ago, can I drink alcohol?

Best not to: Chlorazepate stays in your body for a long time. Alcohol may enhance its effect in an undesirable way.
If you do drink, be aware that you may become intoxicated more quickly. Talk to the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Can consuming lorazepam 16 hours before consuming alcohol be fatal?

Can consuming lorazepam 16 hours before consuming alcohol be fatal?

Depends: It depends on your dose of Lorazepam and the amount of alcohol. Generally speaking you should not drink at all while using benzodizepines like lorazepam, due to their interaction. If you are very concerned call 911 or go to your local emergency room. Lorazepam's half life is 12-15 hours, . ...Read more

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In alcohol poisoning what stages do you go through before it becomes fatal?

In alcohol poisoning what stages do you go through before it becomes fatal?

It's basically being: Super drunk. When someone is highly intoxicated, they get central nervous system depression, starting out obtunded (very sleepy but can be roused), progressing to sleep from which they cannot be roused with normal interventions, followed by gradual slowing of respiration. If the alcohol level stays as high or rises, respirations slow further until the body doesn't get enough oxygen and heart stops ...Read more

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I think I mixed pills with alcohol, I feel sick. Could this be fatal?

Yes: You should never mix pain medication with alcohol as it can be fatal. If you are alert enough to ask the question you are likely going to be ok. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and pots fatal? I know it can worsen symptoms sometimes but if I want to have some drinks do I have to worry about something bad happening

Is alcohol and pots fatal? I know it can worsen symptoms sometimes but if I want to have some drinks do I have to worry about something bad happening

Mixing drugs: Alcohol and pot can both impair cognitive symptoms. Together, the impairment can be worse. This means that judgement and alertness can take a turn for the worse under the influence of both drugs combined. ...Read more

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Is it true that alcohol drank with paracetamol is fatal?

Yes, it can be!: When alcohol is consumed with paracetamol, which in the U.S. Is known as Acetaminophen or tyenol, a buildup of toxic substances can lead to liver damage or liver failure. This is one of the most common causes of liver failure and death in the us and uk. You must never drink alcohol while taking this medication, and even without alcohol, be very careful of your total daily dosage! ...Read more

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Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Is alcohol poisoning always fatal? How does it kill people?

Not Always: It is not always fatal. The risk of death is due to respiratory problems, aspiration pneumonia leading to respiratory arrest in sleep, seizures and coma. ...Read more

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Can you have a fatal overdose from remeron (mirtazapine) and alcohol?

Can you have a fatal overdose from remeron (mirtazapine) and alcohol?

Yes: Yes, but just the fact that a person is asking such a question would indicate that that there should be an complete clinical evaluation and some kind of intervention. ...Read more

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Is rubbing alcohol ingestion fatal if an alcoholic drinks it in desperation or accidentally?

Is rubbing alcohol ingestion fatal if an alcoholic drinks it in desperation or accidentally?

Poisoning: Yes, it can be fatal with large amount ingested, and if emergent medical care is delayed. So can alcoholic beverages! ...Read more

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Can trazodone, perphenazine, noroco and alcohol be a fatal combination?

Can trazodone, perphenazine, noroco and alcohol be a fatal combination?

Do not mix!!!: I would imagine that each of the prescription bottles for these medications have that funny little sticker on them that says "do not drink alcoholic beverages when taking this medication." talk with your doctor about the safety of mixing the pills, and safe dosages of each. ...Read more

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9 blood alcohol level, is it fatal or can someone survive with this level?

What does "9" mean??: In the us, alcohol levels are given in milligrams of alcohol per 100 cc of blood (mg per cent). It is sometimes given in grams per liter, which is essentially the same thing, and occasionally by mg per liter, which is 10 times higher than the mg% number. Legal intoxication is 80 mg per cent (0.08), unconsciousness common at 300 mg per cent (0.300), and death at that level or higher is possible. ...Read more

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I have been given Clomethiazole I thought I was to cut down alcohol and it's working, now I read talking with alcohol can be fatal, what should I do?

Don't drink?: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8679018
Clomethiazole is a sedative with overlapping effects of all sedatives including alcohol. As such, it is a "hair of the dog" treatment for potentially fatal alcohol withdrawal (like valium, ativan, (lorazepam) etc). It is used in this context for UNDER A WEEK, tapered and stopped. ...Read more

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If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health. Like causing death. He have been felling sick for a couple of days then I check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute

If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health. Like causing death. He have been felling sick for a couple of days then I check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute

Diabetes and alcohol: As you probably know his blood sugar is very out-of-control. Whether or not he would die from alcohol he should not be drinking any alcohol. It depends on what kind of diabetic he is;yes some diabetics could die with that blood sugar. He needs to be under medical care if he isn't. ...Read more

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Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Are dt's ever fatal during alcohol withdrawal, and if yes, how do they cause death?

Yes: Delirium tremens are extremely dangerous and carries a 35% mortality, untreated (5-15% treated). The physiologic mechanism of death is a combination of neurologic and cardiac processes related to the unregulated hyper-metabolic state of dts. Neuro-cellular damage due to the chronic exposure to alcohol leads to cardiac arrest and death. ...Read more

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Why are epileptic seizures usually harmless, but alcohol withdraw seizures can be fatal? What's the difference? They are both seizures

Why are epileptic seizures usually harmless, but alcohol withdraw seizures can be fatal? What's the difference? They are both seizures

Somewhat complicated: Briefly, alcohol is a central nervous system depressant. It oth benhances inhibitory tone and inhibits excitatory tone. Abrupt cessation results in overactivity of the CNS. Untreated alcohol withdrawal seizures can lead to delerium tremens defined by hallucinations, disorientation, tachycardia, hypertension, hyperthermia, agitation, and diaphoresis which can have fatal complications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Clorazepate with an antihistamine? The dosage is 3.75mg.

Is it ok to take Clorazepate with an antihistamine? The dosage is 3.75mg.

Watch for drowsiness: The combination can cause increased drowsiness. Please do not drive while taking both. Avoid the use of alcohol in combination. The clorazepate can be habit forming. ...Read more

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How long does it take tranxene (clorazepate) to work?

Short Time: I would expect the effects of this medication to be felt in one to two days after starting it depending on how much and how often it is taken. If it is not being helpful, please contact your prescriber and discuss this with him/her. ...Read more

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How long does tranxene (clorazepate) take to remove all symptoms?

Variable: Dependent on what the symptoms are, the strength of the medication taken, and the rate your body metabolizes medication.
None of these questions can be answered on this format with the input you have given. You will need to see your DR to get answers. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tranxene (clorazepate) to start working?

15 minutes at least: Tranxene (clorazepate) is only available orally. Thus it will probably not reach effective blood levels sooner than 15 minutes. Results depend on person's general health, age, gender, fever, other drugs used (including alcohol and tobacco), and medical condition being treated. ...Read more

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I was prescribed tranxene (clorazepate) 7.5 mg po at bedtime, but I only have tranxene (clorazepate) 3.75 mg tablets. How many tablets do I need to take?

Two, but talk to do: Obviously 3.75 +3.75=7.5 so the answer would be two. However there may have been a breakdown in communication between you and your doctor which led you to be in this situation when you don't know how your doctor wanted you to take your meds. It is also a good idea to talk with the doctor who prescribed the meds to be certain how he or she wanted you to take them. ...Read more

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How long does tranxene (clorazepate) take to remove all symptoms such as tic disorder. Also does it cure or just suppress? My body hurts and got tics and anxiety

How long does tranxene (clorazepate) take to remove all symptoms such as tic disorder. Also does it cure or just suppress? My body hurts and got tics and anxiety

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as tics, anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Does tranxene (clorazepate) work?

Yes: Tranxene belongs to the same group as xanax, (alprazolam) ativan, etc. It is, however, very long-acting: it starts slowly, but stays in the body for a long time. People who get used to short acting drugs expect tranxene to work quickly, so might think it doesn't work. The equivalent dose is also important. It works great for anxiety or alcohol/benzo withdrawal. ...Read more

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Tranxene (clorazepate) vs. Valium what is better?

Tranxene (clorazepate) vs. Valium what is better?

Whatever works: Either drug may be effective. Both are benzodiazepines. Both have strongly addictive profiles. Both are respiratory depressants and mood depressants. Both are significantly augmented by alcohol consumption. The less you take of a "benzo" the better off you are. This class of drugs needs frequent monitoring to avoid problems. ...Read more

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How long does clorazepate stay in urine?

Variable, but long: Chlorazepate (aka tranxene) remains detectable in urine for 1-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tranxene (clorazepate) overdose?

What is the treatment for tranxene (clorazepate) overdose?

Support: A specific antidote for benzodiazepine, such as tranxene (clorazepate), (clorazepate) overdose exists. This is usually available in hospital emergency rooms. Because tranxene (clorazepate) causes sedation, impaired swallowing and shallow breathting it is important to lay the person down, keep warm, ensure that breathing is maintained (loosened collars or even mouth-to-mouth breathing is serious cases) use fluids cautiously! ...Read more

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What does clorazepate do 4 u?

4 anxiety or seizure: It is an anxiolytic/anticonvulsant--means it treats anxiety and can be useful to treat seizure (convulsion). It is an older medication, but still in use today. It also has addictive potential common to others in same class such as valium, Ativan (lorazepam) etc...
There are better anxiety/seizure treatments, so if you have such, consult doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Tranxene (Definition)

Tranxene is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ...Read more