Clorazepate treats anxiety. Clorazepate can cause drowsiness. Do not suddenly stop taking clorazepate without talking to your doctor because you may experience harmful withdrawal symptoms.

Clorazepate Overview

Reviewed: October 3, 2013

Clorazepate is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and seizures. Clorazepate belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. These work by reducing abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

This medication comes in tablet form and is taken 1 to 3 times a day, with or without food.

Common side effects of clorazepate include upset stomach, drowsiness, and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how clorazepate affects you.

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Uses of Clorazepate

Clorazepate is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety and as an add-on medication to treat partial seizures.

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Clorazepate Brand Names

Clorazepate may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Clorazepate Drug Class

Clorazepate is part of the drug class:

Side Effects of Clorazepate

Serious side effects have been reported with clorazepate.

Common side effects of clorazepate include the following:

  • drowsiness
  • dizziness
  • upset stomach
  • blurred vision
  • dry mouth
  • confusion

This is not a complete list of clorazepate side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.