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How does tranxene compare to klonapin for anxiety and panic?

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How does tranxene compare to klonapin for anxiety and panic?
Dr_Anderson : Greetings, and thank you for your question. Both clorazepate (Tranxene) and clonazepam (Klonopin) are long-acting benzodiazepines, but Klonopin is more potent than Tranxene. What this means is it takes a lower dose of Klonopin to do the same job - for example, 1 mg of Klonopin versus 3.75-7.5 mg of Tranxene. As for how well it works, both work very well, so it comes down to personal preference. Some patients find they tolerate one better over the other.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Does either one of the medications have a more muscle relaxant effect or are they about the same in that regard?

They are both fairly similar in that regard. However, I have often found the less potent agents to be better at muscle relaxation and the more potent ones better at sedation. For example, when I have a patient with muscle spasms and anxiety, I'll usually opt for diazepam over clonazepam. Tranxene would fit in the same group as diazepam.
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