7 Dangerous Side Effects of Tranxène + Experiences

7 Dangerous Side Effects of Tranxène + Experiences

Tranxene or Clorazepic acid belongs to the group of medicines of benzodiazepines. The drug has a calming, muscle relaxant effect and reduces feelings of anxiety. If you use Tranxène or if you plan to use it, this article is very interesting for you. If you know people in your area who use this drug, read this article. Tranxène is not a harmless drug and can cause dangerous side effects. In this article, you will learn all about it.

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What is Tranxene?

Tranxene or Clorazepic Acid is a medicine that helps with anxiety and restlessness. The drug has a calming, muscle relaxant effect and reduces feelings of anxiety. Tranxene belongs to the group of benzodiazepines.

These drugs act on your body’s central nervous system. In this article, I will try to explain in a simple way how they do this. If you would like more detailed information about how these drugs work, I would like to refer you to my extensive article on benzodiazepines.

Our brains contain neurotransmitters. These ensure communication between nerve cells in the brain. There are both stimulatory (glutamate) and inhibitory (gamma-aminobutyric acid) neurotransmitters.

To live a healthy life, it is important that these neurotransmitters are in balance.

If you have a shortage of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitters or if they do not work properly, you can get all kinds of psychological complaints. Because the functioning of the neurons in your brain is no longer inhibited, you experience stress, tension, and anxiety much more intensely. Benzodiazepines help these GABA receptors to perform their inhibitory function. This way, feelings of stress and anxiety are inhibited. Because Tranxène dampens these emotions, the symptoms associated with fear also decrease. When confronted with the object of your fear, you deal with it more calmly.

This immediately reduces the chance of an anxiety attack or panic attack. You would almost think that this is the ideal means to overcome your fears... However, the use of Tranxène – and of all benzodiazepines for that matter – also has a downside. You will learn more about the downsides of this remedy in this article. Tranxène is taking is not without danger. The drug can be useful for a short period of time but is certainly not suitable for long-term use. You may not know this at all, but benzodiazepines can remain in your body for a very long time. Let’s see how long Tranxène works.

How long does Tranxene work?

Tranxene or Clorazepic acid (also often called Tranxilium) is a benzodiazepine with a long duration of action. After taking it you will notice after about an hour that you become calmer. The effect of this medicine can last for more than 24 hours. Tranxène has a  half-life of 50 to as much as 180 hours. This means that it can take 50 to 180 hours for the dose of Tranxène in the body to be halved. Research has shown that benzodiazepines with a long half-life take longer to develop withdrawal symptoms.

This means that if you stop taking Tranxène you will not immediately experience withdrawal symptoms. The flip side of the coin is that these withdrawal symptoms can last much longer. According to ” The Recovery Village,” an American drug addiction treatment center founded by Dr. Mitchell Eisenberg and Dr. Lewis Gold, long-acting benzodiazepines have a lower risk of tolerance. However, this does not mean that it is healthy to take benzodiazepines. Tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms when stopping benzodiazepines remain dangerous side effects!

You will find out about the other dangerous side effects in the next section.

Side Effects of Tranxène

#1 Tolerance and dependence

I talked about tolerance and dependence on Tranxène before. The problem with benzodiazepines like Tranxène is that your body gets used to them after a while. This means that you often need higher doses to achieve the same effect. The higher the dose, the stronger the side effects.

The more often and the longer you take Tranxène, the more intense the withdrawal symptoms will be if you decide to stop Tranxène.

#2 Withdrawal Symptoms

If you have taken Tranxène for a long time, never stop taking Tranxène abruptly. The use of Tranxène should always be gradually reduced. If you don’t, you can get very intense withdrawal symptoms. You can live with the most harmless withdrawal symptoms. I am thinking especially of gastrointestinal complaints, hypersensitivity, loss of appetite, etc…

Other complaints can have a very negative impact on your mental and physical health. Insomnia, muscle spasms, excessive sweating, palpitations, impaired reaction time, difficulty concentrating, and memory loss are very common. For some users, the complaints are sometimes even more intense: anxiety attacks or panic attacks come back and often to a worse extent than before taking Tranxène.

You can become depressed if you suddenly stop taking Tranxène and there is even a real risk of suicidal tendencies.

#3 Drowsiness and sleepiness

You will feel sleepy and drowsy after taking Tranxène, which is also the purpose of this medicine. However, the danger lies in the fact that this drowsiness and drowsiness can last for a long time. This can be dangerous in everyday situations, but just as much at work and certainly in traffic.

#4 Reduced reaction time and loss of concentration

Because Tranxène exerts such a great influence on the central nervous system, you react less quickly to certain situations. Your ability to concentrate also decreases. This can also lead to dangerous situations in daily life, at work, and in traffic.

If you take Tranxène every day, you are not allowed to drive at all. If you take the drug occasionally, you are not allowed to drive a car for 72 hours after taking it.

#5 Amnesia

You may experience anterograde amnesia after taking Tranxène. This means that you cannot remember what you said or did after taking a dose. Annoying, but also dangerous! Forgetting a pan on the fire, forgetting that you have already taken your daily dose, not remembering what appointments you have made… it can all lead to dangerous situations. Speaking of Tranxène and its influence on memory…

Studies have shown that taking benzodiazepines for more than 6 months makes you 84% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than non-users.

Personally, I find this very disturbing and I’m sure you agree with me on this.

#6 Muscle weakness

Tranxène not only relaxes your mind but also your muscles. This can negatively affect your motor skills. This can give you the feeling that you are less stable on your legs.

Therefore always be careful if you have taken Tranxène. A fall happens quickly and can cause permanent damage.

#7 Decrease in emotions and positive feelings

When you take Tranxène or Clorazepic Acid, the aim is to reduce your anxiety so that you don’t feel anxious at all.

And this medicine usually succeeds in this. Tranxène, however, acts on the brain in such a way that it also suppresses all other feelings. You also feel less happy and cheerful. In the long run, this can lead to depressive feelings.

Very regularly I am asked how other people experience the use of Tranxène. In response to this, I would like to introduce you to 3 users. They have different experiences with Tranxène. Would you like to read along?

Experiences with Tranxène

Suzanne’s story

I have suffered regularly from anxiety attacks for 10 years. These usually arise when I’m confronted with people I don’t know very well. My doctor, therefore, speaks of a  social phobia. I have been taking Tranxène for this for about 2 months now. Before that I took Valium, but this didn’t seem to work for me. I feel much better with Tranxène. About an hour after taking it, I feel calmer and this effect lasts all day. I do feel quite tired, but I like to take that with it. I dare to go out and socialize again. Actually, I am quite satisfied with Tranxène.

Pete’s story

I’ve been worrying about what could go wrong in life for years. During the day I couldn’t function anymore because of my fears and at night I couldn’t fall asleep. I asked my doctor for a means to suppress my fears. He prescribed me Clorazepic Acid and for a while, everything went well. After 6 weeks he suggested me a reduction schedule. With a smaller dose, I felt my fears come back. Secretly I now order this remedy on the internet. My doctor thinks I’m fine, but I’m not. I honestly admit that I am addicted to Clorazepic Acid, but I really can’t live without it.

Christian’s story

When I was 14, I witnessed a man commit suicide by jumping from a tall building. Since then I had an extreme fear of heights. My acrophobia was so bad that I almost didn’t dare to go anywhere. My doctor prescribed Tranxène to suppress these fears. The drug helped for a while, but it made me feel so drowsy that I could hardly do anything. I stopped going to school and sat at home all day doing nothing.

Because of this, I was unable to complete my studies. I am now 18 and still taking the drug. Last year I tried to quit, but the withdrawal symptoms were worse than the fatigue. I don’t think I’m afraid of heights anymore, but I don’t know for sure because I hardly get out of the house anymore.

Have you read the stories? Then you must have learned that not everyone is satisfied with Tranxène. Taking drugs to overcome your fears is never a good idea.


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