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Brand Names: Tranxene SD, Tranxene T-Tab

Generic Name: clorazepate (Pronunciation: klor AZ e pate)

What is clorazepate (Tranxene SD, Tranxene T-Tab)?

Clorazepate is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Clorazepate affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety or seizures.

Clorazepate is used to treat anxiety disorders, partial seizures, or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Clorazepate may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Clorazepate 15 mg-MYL

round, white, imprinted with M 70

Clorazepate 15 mg-TAR

round, pink, imprinted with T 47

Clorazepate 15 mg-WAT 2007

round, pink, imprinted with 15, WATSON 365

Clorazepate 15 mg-WAT

pentagonal, pink, imprinted with WATSON, 837 15

Clorazepate 3.75 mg-MYL

round, blue, imprinted with M 30

Clorazepate 3.75 mg-TAR

round, purple, imprinted with T 45

Clorazepate 3.75 mg-WAT

pentagonal, blue, imprinted with WATSON, 835 3.75

Clorazepate 3.75 mg-WAT-2007

round, blue, imprinted with 3.75, WATSON 363

Clorazepate 7.5 mg-MYL

round, peach, imprinted with M 40

Clorazepate 7.5 mg-TAR

round, orange, imprinted with T 46

Clorazepate 7.5 mg-WAT 2007

round, beige, imprinted with 75, WATSON 364

Clorazepate 7.5 mg-WAT

pentagonal, peach, imprinted with WATSON, 836 7.5

What are the possible side effects of clorazepate (Tranxene SD, Tranxene T-Tab)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • muscle twitching, tremor; or
  • problems with urination.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • drowsiness, tiredness;
  • amnesia or forgetfulness;
  • dizziness;
  • blurred vision;
  • feeling nervous or irritable;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination;
  • skin rash;
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation; or
  • dry mouth; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about clorazepate (Tranxene SD, Tranxene T-Tab)?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to clorazepate or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), or oxazepam (Serax).

This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use clorazepate if you are pregnant.

Before taking clorazepate, tell your doctor if you have any breathing problems, glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, or a history of depression, suicidal thoughts, or addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Do not drink alcohol while taking clorazepate. This medication can increase the effects of alcohol.

Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy. They can add to sleepiness caused by clorazepate.

Clorazepate may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Clorazepate should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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