Now that the patent for the brand-name version has expired, generic Tranxene is available. However, these are generic versions of the immediate-release form only. There are no generic versions of the extended-release form. Various companies make generic Tranxene, and the FDA has given it an "AB" or "AP" rating, which means it is considered equivalent to the brand-name version.
Generic Tranxene: An OverviewTranxene® (clorazepate dipotassium) is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and partial seizures (a certain type of epileptic seizure). It is one of a group of medications called benzodiazepines.
Brand-name Tranxene is made by Abbott Pharmaceuticals for Lundbeck, Inc. However, all the patents for the drug have expired, and generic Tranxene is now available.
- Clorazepate 3.75 mg
- Clorazepate 7.5 mg
- Clorazepate 15 mg.
These tablets are generic versions of Tranxene T-Tabs, the regular immediate-release form of the drug. Generic extended-release tablets (Tranxene-SD) are not available at this time. Although the patents for Tranxene-SD tablets have expired, no companies have chosen to make a generic version of this form of Tranxene.
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Purepac Pharmaceuticals
- Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals
- Taro Pharmaceuticals
- Watson Pharmaceuticals.