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Tranxene is a benzodiazepine that has been approved to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures. The medication works by enhancing the effects of a specific calming chemical in the brain. As a result, it can reduce anxiety, stop seizures, and relax muscles. Tranxene comes in both short-acting and long-acting forms. Common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, and upset stomach.
What Is Tranxene?Tranxene® (clorazepate dipotassium) is a prescription medication that is used to treat the following conditions:
How Does the Medication Work?Tranxene is part of a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines have several different effects on the body, including:
- Stopping seizures
- Reducing anxiety
- Causing sleepiness
- Relaxing muscles
- Impairing short-term memory.