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Chlordiazepoxide 25 Mg
Usually tolerated: Drowsiness is the most common side effect. Depending on dose, incoordination, confusion, rash, dizziness, constipation and fatigue may occur. There are rare, more serious side effects too. It's usually used for acute alcohol withdrawal and has a long and successful track record for preventing the serious side effects of that condition. Like all meds, it should be used in the lowest effective dose.
POSSIBILY: Chlordiazepoxide was the first benzodiazepine synthesized and is marketed as Librium in the usa. Although fairly safe in appropriate doses, like all other medications there are potential side effects common to this class (xanax, ativan, (lorazepam) valium) which include: confusion constipation drowsiness fainting altered sex drive liver problems lack of muscle coordination.
Absolutely: One should consider reduction or stopping the dose if fatigued, confused, or prone to losing control.See 1 more doctor answer
Taper: If you wish to discontinue this medication tapering is the best method. Consult your doctor about a good schedule for decreasing doses. This should minimize or possibly prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Possible, unlikely: Benzodiazepines have very little lethal potential, particularly in healthy people. Large doses will cause people to sleep for prolonged periods of time, but do not depress respiration or gag reflex. In elderly or debilitated people, in those with severe lung or liver disease, and when combined with other CNS depressants (like alcohol, opiates) they can and do cause respiratory depression/death.
Benzos: Both are not indicated for long-term use, due to development of tolerance & addictive potential. Discuss with your prescribing doctor other options.See 2 more doctor answers
Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide): It is aolder tranquilizer and antianxiety agent.
An irrational drug: If this drug were to seek approval today, it would be refused. Combinations of antispasmodic drugs with tranquilizers and sedatives (including barbiturates) were very popular in the 60s and 70s. They are used mostly to treat irritable bowel syndrome. The best treatment starts with more fiber in diet, and then antispasmodic drugs. Tranquillizers are rarely indicated, and can cause dependency.
Not Really: Take the medicine before meals. Caution: do not abruptly discontinue after prolonged use; taper dose gradually. You should see your family practice physician if you have specific questions.
What kind of bad?: Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) is a very old (and in my opinion obsolete and irrational) drug, containing a tranquilizer (since the thought is people with irritable bowel symptoms are all anxious) and an antispasmodic. Both can cause significant side effects, including constipation, urinary retention, excessive sedation, slow heart rate, dizziness and lightheadedness. There are better treatments for IBS.
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Yes: But only at the end of a sedative detox protocol.
Two drs gave me these medicines can I take them together? Depokene200, citalopram, chlordiazepoxide, propranol and minasage.
Both meds: Are in the class of benzodiazepines, but are used for very different things. Make sure you tell all of your doctors all of the medicines and supplements that you take.
It may be helpful...: Chlordiazepoxide and other calming medications are useful when taken prior to stressful situations. The caveat is that the medication was prescribed for you, and you are taking it according to your doctor's instructions so you don't experience undue sedation. You should also inform your dentist so that he may implement his treatment in a way that doesn't negatively interact with your medication.See 1 more doctor answer