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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

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...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

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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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Tranxene (clorazepate) withdrawal?

Tranxene (clorazepate)  withdrawal?

Can Be Serious: It depends on the length of time the person took tranxene (clorazepate) and the daily dose. If a person takes tranxene (clorazepate) everyday for at least month, he or she may have mild to moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms, again depending on the daily dose. The symptoms would be anxiety, irritability, tremors, insomnia and even withdrawal seizures. It is important to discuss slowly tapering off with your doctor. ...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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I was prescribed Tranxene (clorazepate) and Brintellix at the same time. Are the benefits better together? What are the benefits of each? Hard to find info on them.

New items: These are among the more recent products and do not have any bad problems when taken together. Tranxene (clorazepate) is for anxiety, Brintellix for depression. Check for info at drugs.com - they are both there and there are reviews + info. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

Is tranxene for Effexor (venlafaxine) withdrawal?

No: It's is a minor tranquilizer--for Effexor (venlafaxine) discontinuance symptoms the best is take a small (37.5) of effexor (venlafaxine). ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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


Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Tranxene (Definition)

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