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Tranxene Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tranxene belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. It is also used to treats the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal and to help in treating certain convulsive disorders such as epilepsy.

Tranxene Dosage

  • For adults, the usual daily dosage is 30 milligrams divided into several smaller doses.
  • For older adults, the usual starting dose is 7.5 to 15 milligrams per day.

Uses of Tranxene

  • It is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders and for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tranxene

Before taken Tranxene medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tranxene. Side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Lack of muscle coordination
  • Mental confusion

Warnings and precautions before taking Tranxene:

  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • If you are being treated for anxiety associated with depression, your doctor will prescribe the lowest dose possible to avoid the risk of overdose. You should not increase your dose without consulting the doctor.
  • If you have to take Tranxene for a long period of time, the doctor will need to monitor your blood counts and liver function.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tranxene with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tranxene with the following:

  • Antidepressant drugs known as MAO inhibitors and other antidepressants such as Elavil and Prozac
  • Barbiturates such as Nembutal and Seconal
  • Narcotic pain relievers such as Demerol and Percodan
  • Any other drugs that slow down the central nervous system

After taken Tranxene if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Tranxene overdose include:

  • Coma
  • Low blood pressure
  • Sedation

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