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I wanted to know is chlordiazepoxide/librium a good medication for alcohol withdrawal and the associated anxiety?

I wanted to know is chlordiazepoxide/librium a good medication for alcohol withdrawal and the associated anxiety?

Lethal: Withdrawal from alcohol can be lethal. Patients should not attempt to detoxify from alcohol except under careful physician supervision, usually in the hospital. Best. ...Read more

Dr. Lance Longo
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Chlordiazepoxide (Definition)

Chlordiazepoxide is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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Medication closest to replace librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

Medication closest to replace librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide)?

Check: With the doctor that first prescribed the Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) and ask for their recommendations. ...Read more

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What are some really good medications for irritable bowel syndrome. I live on the toilet and am always in so much pain. I'm on librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) but not working!

What are some really good medications for irritable bowel syndrome. I live on the toilet and am always in so much pain. I'm on librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) but not working!

IBS: There are several things to be done for this problem. Many antispasmodics may help. Sometimes meds for reducing nervousness will help. Every case is different so best advice is to see a gastroenterologist who treats ibs and you may have to try several things to see which one helps. Hyoscyamine or Dicyclomine are for spasms. Buspirone may help the nervous stomach. ...Read more

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What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

The kitchen sink: Suppose you mean from opiates/narcotics...Clonidine, ssri's, snri's, tca's, antiepileptics, antispasmodics, non-steroidals, non-bzd and rarely bzd sesative-hypnotics, atypical antipsychotics, vitamins and homeopathic remedies can all be tried. Some try low dose naltrexone. But medications alone are not the answer. Its a war, you send in all the branches. Medication is just one of them. ...Read more

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Do you know if amitriptyline hydrochloride is the same drug as limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline) amitriptyline?

Do you know if amitriptyline hydrochloride is the same drug as limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline) amitriptyline?

It's not!: The longer named one also contains a benzodiazepine also known as Librium which is a Valium type of med. Make sure you ask you doc about serious and common side effects. Take care ...Read more

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Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Neither is/are safe: Chlordiazepoxide (librium) has a half-life of 5-30hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 3-200hrs! Diazepam (valium) has a half-life of 30-60hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 30-100hrs. Neither are indicated (approved) for use in insomnia. All benzo & other non-benzo sedative-hypnotics are associated w/increase risk of injuries & even mortality. Http://bit. Ly/kbqlwd. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the drug librium?

What are the side effects of the drug librium?

See below: Like any sedative, it can cause sedation, tolerance, and a loss of inhibitory control. However, its long half-life makes it a good drug to use to wean from other sedatives. ...Read more

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My daughter has been on pres. Drugs for yrs. She was detoxed in a hospital. Now the rehab she is in giving giving her 80 mg librium. Is this ok to do?

My daughter has been on pres. Drugs for yrs. She was detoxed in a hospital. Now the rehab she is in giving giving her 80 mg librium. Is this ok to do?

HIGH DOSE: This is a very high dose of librium. Is this to detox off of something else and how long will she be in the rehab facility? She definitely cannot be discharged with this medication and not at this dosage. So the Librium can be used to detox off of alcohol, barbiturates, or another benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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Are there any other drugs besides diazepam and Librium that can be used to taper clonazepam?

Yes: There are other drugs that can be used, but one would need your medical history and pharmacology history to make the changes.

this is something you should be discussing with your providing DR. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Librium (Definition)

Librium is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more