What should I know about clorazepate dipotassium before taking?

You should know that clorazepate dipotassium can be addictive if used consistently for a long time. You should not adjust your dose or discontinue use without the supervision of a doctor. You should know that clorazepate dipotassium has the potential to make you sleepy, especially if you are an older adult. You should not use clorazepate dipotassium if you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma, or if you have any allergic reactions. Consult your doctor before taking clorazepate dipotassium if you have: kidney or liver disease; a history of breathing problems, such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); epilepsy or other seizure disorders; or depression and suicidal thoughts. An overdose of this drug can be life-threatening, so be sure to take only the amount prescribed. Talk to your doctor about all other medications you are taking, as many may interact with this drug. Do not take this drug if you are pregnant, and avoid getting pregnant while on clorazepate dipotassium. This drug has not been approved for children under age nine.

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