clorazepate

noun

clor·​az·​e·​pate ˌklȯr-ˈaz-ə-ˌpāt, ˌklōr- How to pronounce clorazepate (audio)
variants also clorazepate dipotassium
: a benzodiazepine tranquilizer taken orally in the form of its dipotassium salt C16H10ClKN2O3·KOH to treat anxiety, partial seizures, and acute alcohol withdrawal
Throughout the past 15 years, lorazepam and clorazepate have continued to be prescribed at a relatively constant rate, although less extensively than either alprazolam or diazepam.Richard I. Shader and David J. Greenblatt, The New England Journal of Medicine

Note: Clorazepate is marketed under the trademark Tranxene.

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“Clorazepate.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clorazepate. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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