my md prescribed me tranxene fro alcohol withdrawal and anxiety... 3.7 mg 3 x a day for 10 days... in researching the med I saw that the dose is wayyyy below average prescribed to help with this situation by an exponential amount... has anyone had success at this dosage level? I wonder if I should try to taper off alcohol with this low dose as well? Any advice or shared experience is greatly appreciated. I feel anxious just thinking about it not helping...
Yes, the dose seems low. Talk with your doctor - there could be other factors affecting the dose which we are not aware of.
You could show him/her this . All the best.
This is from https://www.drugs.com/dosage/tranxene-t-tab.html
"... For the symptomatic relief of acute alcohol withdrawal
The following dosage schedule is recommended:
1st 24 hours (Day 1) 30 mg initially; followed by
30 to 60 mg in divided doses
2nd 24 hours (Day 2) 45 to 90 mg in divided doses
3rd 24 hours (Day 3) 22.5 to 45 mg in divided doses
Day 4 15 to 30 mg in divided doses
Thereafter, gradually reduce the daily dose to 7.5 to 15 mg. Discontinue drug therapy as soon as patient's condition is stable.
The maximum recommended total daily dose is 90 mg. Avoid excessive reductions in the total amount of drug administered on successive days.."
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