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A 31-year-old female asked:

Can i take librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with steriod.

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Fine: Assuming you are on a short course of steroids and take Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) for underlying ?Ibs, etc. There is no contraindication to taking both medications. Make sure you take the steroids with food and all medications as directed. To be extra safe, check with your local pharmacist where you got the meds, and the pharmacist will be able to definitively give you any issues with taking both.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
What steroid?: There are 3 kinds of steroids: 1) mineralocorticoids (affect water and electrolyte balance); 2) corticosteroids (used as an anti-inflammatory); 3) sex steroids (appropriate to men or women). Steroids can be given topically, orally, injectably, intraarticularly, etc. On the other hand, Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) is used to relax the gut. We need to know what you're treating with each to better frame an answer, .
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: This is a very old irrational combination of a benzodiazepine for severe anxiety and clidinium, a medicine that settles down gut spasms. If you are also on "steroid", you probably have some serious health issues and your primary treating physician is the one to advise you about the combination. There's no contraindication that i know to taking the two together.

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