Tranxene uses are primarily concerned with treating partial seizures, anxiety disorders, and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. It works by enhancing the effects of GABA, a naturally calming chemical in the brain. The drug is not approved for children under nine years of age. Possible off-label Tranxene uses include treating insomnia, agitation, and symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal.
An Introduction to Tranxene UsesTranxene® (clorazepate dipotassium) is a prescription medication that is used to treat the following conditions:
Tranxene Uses for Alcohol WithdrawalQuitting alcohol "cold turkey" is not always a good idea. In fact, it can be quite dangerous. People who drink heavily or frequently may experience alcohol withdrawal symptoms if they stop drinking alcohol too quickly. Mild withdrawal symptoms include:
- Slight shakiness (the "shakes")
- Alcohol cravings
- Clammy skin.
More severe symptoms include:
- Delirium tremens (sometimes called "DTs"), a group of symptoms including confusion, agitation, and hallucinations
- Severe nausea and vomiting
- Very rapid heart rate (tachycardia).
Withdrawing from alcohol can be life threatening. It should always be done under a healthcare provider's supervision, and hospitalization is sometimes necessary. Tranxene can help with agitation, shakiness, and delirium tremens associated with alcohol withdrawal.