What is Clorazepate?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Tranxene Medipax Tranxene-T

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Clorazepate is a benzodiazepine-type used for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder; for the management of alcohol withdrawal; and as an adjunct anticonvulsant for the management of partial seizures.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Epilepsy 16 9
Anxious mood 15 6
Panic attacks 4 2
Muscle tension 3 0
Seizures 2 0
Anxiety attacks 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 3
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clorazepate

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 2
Daytime sleepiness 1
Dry mouth 1
Overwhelming fatigue 1
Sleepiness 1
Tension Headache 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clorazepate

Dosage Patients
3 mg daily 1
5 mg three times daily 1
15 mg three times daily 1
3.75mg as needed 1
7.5 mg all the time (24/7) 1

Why patients stopped taking Clorazepate

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 5
Doctor's advice 3
Other 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Clorazepate

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Clorazepate

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 13
Usually 5
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 8
Not specified 8

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clorazepate after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 2
Venlafaxine (Effexor XR) 1

Patients stopped taking Clorazepate and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Clorazepate

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MARVINO
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MARVINO
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 32y
  • Duration: 31 yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
20 seizures
342 weeks ago
I have:
Epilepsy

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Nov 10, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Tired legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 3.75 mg Daily
Side effects: Tired legs

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Eddie the Poet
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Eddie the Poet
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 55y
  • Duration: 55 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
1 seizure
6 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 17, 1987 (Started Jan 15, 1987)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Participate in clinical trial)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

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