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Tranxene Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- What are the possible side effects of clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- What is the most important information I should know about clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- How should I take clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tranxene)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tranxene)?
- What should I avoid while taking clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- What other drugs will affect clorazepate (Tranxene)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tranxene)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Tranxene)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of clorazepate can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma.
What should I avoid while taking clorazepate (Tranxene)?
Do not drink alcohol while taking clorazepate. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol.
Clorazepate can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by clorazepate.
What other drugs will affect clorazepate (Tranxene)?
Before taking clorazepate, tell your doctor if you are taking any other anti-anxiety medications, or if you are using any of the following drugs:
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton);
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), pimozide (Orap), or thioridazine (Mellaril);
- narcotic medications such as butorphanol (Stadol), codeine, hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin), levorphanol (Levo-Dromoran), meperidine (Demerol), methadone (Dolophine, Methadose), morphine (Kadian, MS Contin, Oramorph), naloxone (Narcan), oxycodone (OxyContin), propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet); or
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), amoxapine (Asendin), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), doxepin (Sinequan), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), paroxetine (Paxil), protriptyline (Vivactil), sertraline (Zoloft), or trimipramine (Surmontil).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with clorazepate. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about clorazepate.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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