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How does clorazepate work?

Clorazepate (Gen-Xene, Tranxene) works by modifying electrical impulses in the brain to relieve anxiety. It is in the drug class called the benzodiazepines, sometimes shortened to be called just "benzos."

There has been some concern about clorazepate being habit-forming where you may become dependent or addicted. Your doctor and pharmacist should discuss the risks of clorazepate.

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