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Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Tranxene (Overview)

Tranxene is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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What is the duration of tranxene (clorazepate)?

What is the duration of tranxene (clorazepate)?

Long acting: Tranxene (clorazepate) is very long acting. It's half life is 40-50 hours. That means it can take 2-4 weeks to fully be out of your system. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 doctors shared insights

Tranxene (Overview)

Tranxene is a mouth/lip preparation which is a kind of ears, nose, throat agents.


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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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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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How does marijuana interact with tranxene (clorazepate)?

How does marijuana interact with  tranxene (clorazepate)?

Not directly: Tranxene (clorazepate) is a benzodiazepine and works on GABA receptors. Marijuana has its own receptors, so there is no direct interaction. However, both are sedating, can affect cognition, alertness, etc. It's not a safe combination. ...Read more

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Can someone overdose quickly on tranxene (clorazepate)?

Can someone overdose quickly on tranxene (clorazepate)?

Yes, but not quickly: Like any medication in its group, it is lethal in overdose. The problem with tranxene (clorazepate) is that people do not feel affected by it right away, and can continue taking more and more in quick succession. After a few hours, however, they realize that they are too sedated, but cannot quickly get it out of their body. ...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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Does tranxene (clorazepate) work right?

Sure: I hope your question was, "does tranxetne work. Right?" this medication belongs to the same family as Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) Valium, etc. it is doing practically the same. It is just much longer acting and much slower to start acting. Because of this, people experienced with more immediately working medications do not feel it is working. Give it time. Do not expect to feel the same as Xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Is there a tranxene (clorazepate) 1 mg?

No.: The brand drug tranxene (clorazepate) is discontinued in the U.S. However, the generic form is still made. The lowest dose is 3.75 mg tablets. It also comes in 7.5 and 15 mg strength tablets. You could try breaking a 3.75 mg tablet in half if needed. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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