Clorazepate is used to treat the symptoms of anxiety, including restlessness, insomnia, and worry; it is also used for convulsions and symptoms associated with acute alcohol withdrawal. It is in a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
Common brand names:Tranxene T-Tab, Tranxene-SD
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
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In a preliminary trial, an extract of periwinkle called vinpocetine was shown to produce minor improvements in short-term memory among people taking flunitrazepam, a benzodiazepine. Further study is needed to determine if vinpocetine would be a helpful adjunct to use of benzodiazepines, or clorazepate specifically.The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
Potential Negative Interaction
Test tube studies show that L-tryptophan and clorazepate dipotassium interact in the blood in such a way that the actions of the drug may be enhanced when high amounts of L-tryptophan are ingested. Controlled research is needed to determine the significance of this interaction and to investigate possible interactions between clorazepate and 5-hydroxytryptophan, a supplement related to L-tryptophan.The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
Last Review: 03-18-2015
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