Tranxene (Clorazepate Dipotassium) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Tranxene is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to control partial-onset seizures in people 10 years of age and older. Tranxene is used in combination with other medications. Tranxene is also referred to by its drug name, clorazepate dipotassium.

Tranxene is a member of the benzodiazepine class of drugs. Benzodiazepines are used to treat seizures, anxiety, and alcohol withdrawal. Tranxene is believed to work in cases of epilepsy by inhibiting nerve signals in the brain.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Tranxene is taken orally as a tablet. Your doctor will likely start you on a low dose of Tranxene and gradually increase the dosage.

Do not stop taking Tranxene suddenly. If you decide to stop taking Tranxene, consult your doctor for a plan to reduce your dosage gradually.

Tranxene should be taken exactly as prescribed by a physician.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Tranxene lists common side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, digestive complaints, nervousness, blurred vision, dry mouth, headache, and confusion.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Tranxene include sedation, fetal harm, and low blood cell counts.

Tranxene can be habit forming.

Call your doctor if you experience vision changes, muscle tremors, skin rash, slurred speech, or difficulty walking while taking Tranxene.

Avoid driving or operating machinery until you are certain how Tranxene affects you.

Drinking alcohol while taking Tranxene can intensify some side effects. Smoking while taking Tranxene can decrease its effectiveness.

For more details about this treatment, visit:

Tranxene — RxList

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