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What precautions should I know about with clorazepate?

Your doctor and pharmacist should discuss several precautions of clorazepate (Gen-Xene, Tranxene) before you take it. These include:

  • Do not take clorazepate if you know you are allergic to it or any other medication in the drug class of benzodiazepines.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor and pharmacist every nonprescription substance you are taking, including vitamins, aspirin or any dietary supplements, including any prescription drugs you are taking.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor if you have ever had the eye condition glaucoma. Taking this drug could make this condition worse.
  • Clorazepate may have some harmful interactions with other prescription drugs including the monoamine oxidase inhibitor class of antidepressants, sleeping pills and tranquilizers.
  • Make sure you tell your doctor about your plans to get pregnant, if you are currently pregnant or if you are breastfeeding. Clorazepate might cause harm to a developing baby.
  • Make sure you tell any doctor or dentist if you are taking clorazepate before undergoing a procedure or surgery.

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