Clorazepate - Drug Information

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General Information on Clorazepate

Generic Name : Clorazepate

Pronunciation : klor az' e pate

Latest prescription information about Clorazepate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y47.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Clorazepate

International- Gen-Xene, Tranxene.

Why is Clorazepate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a benzodiazepine derivative, prescribed for anxiety. It decreases abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

When should Clorazepate not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category D :

There is an evidence of fetal risk based on adverse reaction data, but potential benefits may allow the drug to be used in pregnant women despite risks.

What is the dosage of Clorazepate?

The usual daily dose is 30 mg. The dose should be adjusted gradually within the range of 15 to 60 mg daily.

How should Clorazepate be taken?

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Clorazepate?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of increased eye pressure, liver or kidney disease, seizures, muscle problems, blood disorder, lung problems, depression, suicidal thoughts, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.
It may cause blurred vision, dizziness, drowsiness or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise patient may get addicted to this drug.
Patient may develop increased risk of suicidal thoughts, watch them carefully.
Monitor complete blood cell counts, liver and kidney functions regularly while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Clorazepate?

   Central Nervous System: Dizziness, nervousness, blurred vision, headache, mental confusion and sleeplessness.
   Miscellaneous : Rashes, fatigue, incoordination, genitourinary complaints, irritability, double vision, depression, tremor, slurred speech and dry mouth.

What are the other precautions for Clorazepate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Clorazepate?

Store it at room temperature, away from light and excess heat. Keep away from children.

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