Chlordiazepoxide is used to treat anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect.
A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching /swelling (especially of the face/ tongue /throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
See also Warning section.
The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor.
Some products that may interact with this drug include: antacids, certain anti-depressants (e.g., fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone ), cimetidine, clozapine, digoxin, disulfiram, kava, sodium oxybate.
If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your doctor right away.
Chlordiazepoxide 5mg & 10 mg Film-coated Tablets - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (UK) Ltd.
What Chlordiazepoxide Tablets look like and contents of the pack.
If these behavioural symptoms occur, you must inform your doctor. He/she may want you to stop taking this medicine.
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Do not take Chlordiazepoxide Tablets if you : Warnings and precautions.
Chlordiazepoxide 5mg & 10mg film-coated Tablets.
POM - Prescription Only Medicine.
Adults: 10 mg to 30 mg before going to sleep for a maximum of 4 weeks including a 2 week tapering off period.
Easy to read patient leaflet for chlordiazepoxide. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Do not stop therapy abruptly or change dosage without asking your pharmacist or doctor. Chlordiazepoxide may be habit-forming and lead to DEPENDENCE if used in high doses or for a long period of time. Discuss overuse with your doctor or pharmacist.
Chlordiazepoxide is used to relieve anxiety and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal. Chlordiazepoxide is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines.
If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online ( http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch ) or by phone.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom).
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements.
Consumer information about the prescription drug chlordiazepoxide (Librium), used to manage anxiety disorders. Side effects, drug interactions.
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Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
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