is a brand name for the generic drug clorazepate
. It is used to treat anxiety
, seizures, and the symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol. It can also be prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome
and as a muscle relaxant. It is part of a class of medications called benzodiazepines which act on the central nervous system
, enhancing the effects of a chemical called GABA and resulting in a calming effect.
Before you begin taking Tranxilium, you must share certain information with your doctor. If you are allergic to clorazepate, Xanax
, or any other drugs, you should make sure your doctor knows. You should also tell your doctor if you are taking any other medications, especially antihistamines or vitamins, because some of these can increase the drowsiness that occurs with Tranxilium. Your doctor will also need to know if you have glaucoma
, seizures, or diseases of your heart
, or liver
. In addition, this drug may not be as effective for smokers, and smoking many reduce the effectiveness of it.
Some common side effects of Tranxilium include drowsiness, so you should use extreme caution if you need to drive or operate any machinery. It is a good idea to wait and see if you experience this side effect before you try to do any of those activities. You may also become dizzy, tired, weak, have a dry mouth
, have a headache
, sweat excessively, be unable to sleep, experience diarrhea
, upset stomach
, or changes in your appetite. Other more serious side effects can include restlessness or excitement, constipation
, difficulty urinating or urinating very often, blurred vision or double vision, nightmares, anxiety, confusion
, or changes in your sex drive or ability to perform sexually. If you experience any of the following side effects, you should call your doctor immediately: shuffling walk, seizures, tremor, inability to sit still, fever
, difficulty breathing or swallowing
, jaundice, or sever rash or hives
Tranxilium is known to interact negatively with several substances. One of these is grapefruit juice, which slows the breakdown of several kinds of drugs, including benzodiazepines. Other natural treatments such as sedative herbs, including kava, passionflower, hops, ashwaganda, calendula, catnip, lady’s slipper, lemon balm, sassafras, skullcap and yerba mansa may cause excess sleepiness when used with Tranxilium or other similar agents. Conversely, melatonin
can sometimes assist you in withdrawing from Tranxilium. Always tell your doctor if you are taking any natural or herbal medications or substances. Other medications that may inhibit the effectiveness of Tranxilium include Tagamet or any other prescribed sedatives.
You should not take Tranxilium if you are pregnant. If you take it early in your pregnancy, it may result in retardation, problems with brain
development, or physical malformations of the baby. If you take it later, it could result in your baby being born addicted to Tranxilium. If you are pregnant or nursing, it is important that you tell your doctor, so that he or she may adjust your treatment accordingly.
Tranxilium has the following structural formula:
• Molecular formula of tranxilium 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
• Tranxilium available : 20mg tablets