This site speaks to Tranxene SD Alcohol interaction, generic name Clorazepate and is also sold under the brand name Tranxene T Tab.
This drug is a Benzodiazepine tranquilizer and is prescribed for anxiety, tension, fatigue, agitation, irritable bowel syndrome and panic attacks.
No drinking is advised not even moderate alcohol consumption is advised while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug.
Do not use if pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Do not use if you have narrow angle glaucoma, depression, severe lung disease, sleep aonea, liver disease, drunkenness or kidney disease.
Common Side Effects
Mild drowsiness during the first few days of use.
Less Common Side Effects
Confusion, depression, lethargy, disorientation, headache, inactivity, slurred speech, stupor, dizzy, tremors, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, changes in urination, sexual difficulties, irregular menstrual cycle, changes in heart rhythm, low blood pressure, fluid retention, blurred or double vision, itching, rash, hiccups, nervousness, insomnia, and occasional liver dysfunction.
Rare Side Effects
Diarrhea, coated tongue, sore gums, vomiting, appetite changes, difficulty swallowing, increased salivation, upset stomach, change in sex drives, urinary difficulty, changes in heart rate, palpitations, swelling, stuffy nose, difficulty hearing, hair loss or gain, sweating, fever, tingling in the hands and feet, breast pain, muscle disturbances, breathing difficulties, changes in blood components and joint pain.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.