Gen-xene review

Gen-xene is a benzodiazepine medication with anxiolytic, sedative, and anticonvulsant properties. It affects the chemicals in the patient's brain which, when unbalanced, can result in seizures or anxiety.

Gen-xene is commended for patients who need relief from anxiety, seizures, and agitation resulting from alcohol withdrawal. It can also be used to cure irritable bowel syndrome. This medication is available under the brand names Novo-Clopate and Tranxene.

Gen-xene is available in tablet form and is taken orally. It can be taken up to four times a day, with a minimum dosage of 15 milligrams and maximum of 60 milligrams. It can be taken on an empty stomach.

The medication will begin to act on the body a couple of hours after taking it. The effects can be felt for one day or even longer in some cases.

Since Gen-xene is habit-forming, patients are advised not to take larger doses or use it for a longer time than prescribed by their physician. Patients may also develop tolerance with the medication if it is used improperly, resulting in the medication becoming less effective.

Patients should not skip a dose. They should follow the regular dosing schedule as prescribed by their physician. Patients should not take Gen-xene for longer than 4 months without consulting their physician. Likewise, suddenly stopping use of the medication can worsen the patient's condition and result in various withdrawal symptoms including irritability, anxiety attacks, and sleeplessness.

Patients should never take a double dose to make up for a missed dosage. In case of a missed dose, simply take it as soon as remembered. If the next dose is almost due, skip the missed dose and take Gen-xene as scheduled.

Patients taking Gen-xene may also experience side effects, although the chances are quite low. Some common side effects may include drowsiness, tiredness, dizziness, dry mouth, weakness, upset stomach, diarrhea, and changes in mood and appetite.

Some more serious side effects include restlessness, difficulty in or frequent urination, costiveness, blurred vision, changes in libido, seizures, pyrexia, shuffling walk, persistent tremor, rashes, irregular heartbeat, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.

Before taking Gen-xene, patients should tell their doctor of any allergy to any of these medicaments: alprazolam, clonazepam, chlodiazepoxide, flurazepam, prazepam, oxazepam, temazepam, and triazolam. These medicaments may interact negatively with Gen-xene.

Non prescription and prescription medicaments including antihistamines, digoxin, cimetidine, disulfiram, isoniazid, fluoxetine, levodopa, ketoconazole can also affect the effectiveness of Gen-xene.

Gen-xene can also be less effective when taken along with medicaments for seizures, depression, pain, Parkinson's disease, asthma, and allergies, as well as medicaments such as muscle relaxants, probenecid, oral contraceptives, rifampin, sedatives, and sleeping pills.

Patients should also disclose to their doctor their medical history especially if they have had seizures, glaucoma, lung, liver, and heart diseases. Women who are pregnant or are planning to conceive should also talk with their physician before agreeing to take Gen-xene.

Gen-xene has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of gen-xene

 Molecular formula of gen-xene is C16H11ClN2O3
 Chemical IUPAC Name is 7-chloro-2-oxo-5-phenyl-1,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodiazepine-3-carboxylic acid
 Molecular weight is 314.7231 g/mol
 Gen-xene available : 20mg tablets

Generic name: Clorazepate

Brand name(s): Chlorazepate, Chlorazepic Acid, Clorazepic acid, Tranxene, Tranxilium

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