Generic Name: clorazepate (klor AZ e pate)
Brand Name: Tranxene T-Tab
Medically reviewed on September 28, 2016
What is Tranxene T-Tab?
Tranxene T-Tab is used to treat anxiety disorders, partial seizures, or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Tranxene T-Tab may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
You should not use Tranxene T-Tab if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.
Tranxene T-Tab can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant.
Do not stop using Tranxene T-Tab suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.
Some people have thoughts about suicide when taking a medicine like Tranxene T-Tab. Stay alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor.
Before taking this medicine
You should not use Tranxene T-Tab if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
To make sure Tranxene T-Tab is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
liver or kidney disease;
mood problems or depression;
a history of suicidal thoughts or actions; or
if you use a narcotic (opioid) medication.
Some people have thoughts about suicide when taking a medicine like Tranxene T-Tab. Your doctor should check your progress at regular visits. Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms.
Tranxene T-Tab can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without your doctor's consent if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication.
If you are pregnant, your name may be listed on a pregnancy registry. This is to track the outcome of the pregnancy and to evaluate any effects of clorazepate on the baby.
Clorazepate can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Tranxene T-Tab is not approved for use by anyone younger than 9 years old.
How should I take Tranxene T-Tab?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use Tranxene T-Tab in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Tranxene T-Tab may be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
While using Tranxene T-Tab, you may need frequent blood tests. Your liver function may also need to be checked.
Do not stop using Tranxene T-Tab suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as seizures that do not stop, or hallucinations (hearing or seeing things that are not real). Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Store Tranxene T-Tab at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Tranxene T-Tab is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of Tranxene T-Tab can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while taking clorazepate?
Tranxene T-Tab may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how Tranxene T-Tab will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
The sedative effects of clorazepate may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking Tranxene T-Tab.
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects could occur.
Tranxene T-Tab side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
problems with urination; or
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
Common side effects may include:
upset stomach; or
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
What other drugs will affect Tranxene T-Tab?
Taking Tranxene T-Tab with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing can cause dangerous side effects or death. Ask your doctor before taking a sleeping pill, narcotic pain medicine, prescription cough medicine, a muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.
Other drugs may interact with clorazepate, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.
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