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Clorazepate Dipotassium (Tranxene)
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Clorazepate dipotassium is an anti-convulsant, used in the treatment of seizures. It is also used to treat behavior problems in cats and dogs such as anxiety and phobias. Side effects include sleepiness and incoordination (staggering). Do not use in animals with narrow angle glaucoma or in breeding, pregnant, or lactating animals (female animals nursing their young). Use with extreme caution in animals who have liver disease or aggressive animals, as it may increase aggressive behavior, especially fear-associated aggression. Use with caution in animals with myasthenia gravis, and in working animals (military dogs, police dogs, seeing eye dogs, hearing dogs, etc.) as it may cause too much sedation. Signs of toxicity or overdose include increased sedation, incoordination or stumbling, confusion, decreased reflexes, or coma. Contact your veterinarian if you see these signs or if you know or suspect your pet has received an overdose of clorazepate.

Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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