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What is chlordiazepoxide?

What is chlordiazepoxide?

See below: Brand name: librium. It is the benzodiazepine with the longest half life and the one least likely to be abused. It is mainly used to stabilize substance abuse patients but it will help anxiety. Still, there is a small risk of abuse.

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What are the side effects of chlordiazepoxide?

What are the side effects of chlordiazepoxide?

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.

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Does chlordiazepoxide have serious side effects?

Does chlordiazepoxide have serious side effects?

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.

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Is it possible to have a chlordiazepoxide overdose?

Is it possible to have a chlordiazepoxide overdose?

Absolutely: One should consider reduction or stopping the dose if fatigued, confused, or prone to losing control.

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How can I deal with withdrawal from chlordiazepoxide?

How can I deal with withdrawal from chlordiazepoxide?

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.

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Docs, could a person die of chlordiazepoxide overdose?

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.

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Chlordiazepoxide and Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer. Thanks?

Chlordiazepoxide and Xanax (alprazolam) which is safer. Thanks?

Benzos: Both are not indicated for long-term use, due to development of tolerance & addictive potential. Discuss with your prescribing doctor other options.

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Can I buy librium, chlordiazepoxide, or buprenorphine online?

Can I buy librium, chlordiazepoxide, or buprenorphine online?

Not legally: All of the above are controlled substances. Buprenorphine is even more controlled: the md should have a special license. Look at www.Suboxone.Com - they have a list of providers licensed to prescribe this medication.

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What are the uses of librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

What are the uses of librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide): It is aolder tranquilizer and antianxiety agent.

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Experiences with librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

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.

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Can librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) be taken prn?

Can librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) be taken prn?

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.

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What is the definition or description of: Chlordiazepoxide allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Chlordiazepoxide allergy?

Librium allergy: Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing.

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Anyone have bad experiences with librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

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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What's the normal dosage for chlordiazepoxide and is it stronger than clonazepam?

What's the normal dosage for chlordiazepoxide and is it stronger than clonazepam?

5-100mg, no: Choridiazepoxide (librium) is a very long acting benzodiazepine med. Total daily dose is from 5-100 mg divided into 2-3 doses/day. Used for alcohol withdrawal and anxiety. Clonazepam dose is 0.5-10 mg and it is used for anxiety, seizures, panic, and periodic limb movements.

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What will happen if I take 20 tablets of librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

Please clarify: Before we answer that please tell us the real reason you want to take these pills.

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Two drs gave me these medicines can I take them together? Depokene200, citalopram, chlordiazepoxide, propranol and minasage.

Two drs gave me these medicines can I take them together? Depokene200, citalopram, chlordiazepoxide, propranol and minasage.

No problem: They may be taken together. One concern I have is, why citalopram? It has no antianxiety properties. Propranolol can be fine. Librium is fine, Depakote has no role in the treatment of anxiety except on a rare occasion. Good luck to you.

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Lorazepam and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

Lorazepam and librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

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.

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Is it okay to take chlordiazepoxide before the dentist to calm fear?

Is it okay to take chlordiazepoxide before the dentist to calm fear?

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.

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