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Librium Alcohol Wean
Not recommended: The best thing is to seek help for alcohol withdrawal, which can be dangerous. Check with your doctor and get her/his recommendations for withdrawal treatment. Xanax (alprazolam) doesn't last as long in the body as valium or librium, and there could be a risk of seizures if it wears off and the alcohol withdrawal breaks through. Don't try this at home! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not by himself: If he is using Librium i hope it is being prescribed by a health professional knowledgeable with addiction and withdrawals. If he is getting it some other way this is dangerous, being on Librium too long will create its own addiction to librium. Other non addictive medications may be part of the plan but again doing it on his own is not recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there new meds available for alcohol relapse victims - I weigh 33o lbs and the typical librium dose is not?
Meds for alcohol: There are good meds for alcohol treatment but needs to talk to a good doc specialized in the field, not a matter of few lines in this website. Needs strong will to resolve the problem as it can destroy life (physically and mentally) and lives of your loved ones. It is powerfully inherited, any siblings and younger generations that drink need be treated also. It comes with mental problems. Rx all! ...Read more
Librium: See the following: http://www.bjmp.org/content/benzodiazepines-revisited Time to peak concentration is related to a drug's ability to produce euphoria, and therefore create dependence. Librium would therefore be my preference. For cases of hepatic impairment, lorazepam is often chosen. Ultimately, either are effective for this indication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on a short course of librium for alcohol withdrawal. After that is there a medicine that can help with cravings?
How long does librium stay in ur system after a librium taper of six days last dose was Thursday and it was 25mg when is it safe to consume alcohol?
Depends: It all depends on amount of alcohol and dose of Librium and reason for Librium prescription . As both increase the effect of each other and effect varies from person to person and dose. Side effects of regular mixing alcohol and Librium include Liver Cirrhosis. Please seek medical advice available in your area. Best of luck. ...Read more
I wanted to know is chlordiazepoxide/librium a good medication for alcohol withdrawal and the associated anxiety?
My dr placed me on librium for 10 days for alcohol withdrawal. How long do withdrawal symptoms last? Will i be ok after the 10 days i hope?
Yes: Alcohol withdrawal can often last up to 7 days after the last drink. So, after 10 days you should be ok. Note though that this is if you 100% abstain from any alcohol at all, even a sip. Also, taking alcohol and a benzodiazepene like Librium is extremely dangerous as it significantly raises your risk of seizure. Good luck on kicking the habit. ...Read more
I am experiencing anxiety that comes with alcohol withdrawal. I took 20mg of librium about 4 hours ago. Is it safe to take another dose after only 4hr?
Medication Management: Always take medications according to prescribed recommendations. ...Read more
I am taking Librium for alcohol withdrawal. Prescribtion is for 25mg. take 2 capsules every 6 hrs for 1 day. 2 every 8 hours day 2. 2 every 12 hours day 3. 2 every night at bedtime day 4. I can't funtion on this stuff. Tired, dizzy and somewhat lig
Been on librium 50 mgs a day one month now 25 mgs daily for a month. I only have 25's. Can i wean with that? Or what would be a better plan?Coldturkey
Go see your doctor: See prescribing physician who prescribed librium. Find out why it was prescribed and what is expected duration. Did it take of an acute issue or is it intended for a chronic condition? If latter, then you shouldn't come off it. Bottom line, address your concerns w/your prescribing physician (and keep your family doc in loop if not same person). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Librium 50mgs a day for 1month. 25mgs a day for 1month. Can every other day dosing be a good wean? Can't afford another docvisit. 25mgpills all i got
See below: If all you have is capsules, it is the best u can do but out is not ideal. ...Read more
I need chlorasepate again to help me wean off alcohol . I've had a prescription but it ran out and I can't quit without it.
Chlordiazepoxide: Is a long acting benzodiazepine (Librium). Using this medication to wean of alcohol is a common use, but in an outpatient setting is rare. I would call the physician who prescribed this, and ask what titration course was intended for you. Abrupt cessation of this medication could cause significant withdrawal symptoms. If you cannot contact your prescribing physician, go to an ER for care. ...Read more
I have had chronic hives for 2 years. I also drank a lot. I am weaning off alcohol and seeing no problems- but hives worse- nothing helps?
Chronic Urticaria: Studies show avoidance of stressors, alcohol, NSAIDs and your allergy trigger can all decrease chronic urticaria. Studies show levocetirizine is first line drug. Add hydroxyzine at night to sleep. See a Rheumatology expert to identify your allergy trigger with panel test if possible. You should get a NE Allergy panel. Studies show urticarial vasculitis and other DDx need to be considered.Good luck ...Read more
Can a person get addicted to marijuana as they can to alcohol? Which is worse? Isn't alcohol hard to wean off of? Which is a "healthier" vice?
Thc vs alcohol: Yes both alcohol and marijuana are addictive. Often people with underlying conditions such as social phobia, generalized anxiety disorders and panic disorders use alcohol and or marijuana to self treat. Long term use of marijuana has been associated with development of psychosis (paranoia) and frontal lobe syndrome (apathy). Neither are good vices as it reaches addiction consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On prednisone for cough, weaning off next 4 days. Can I have a few alcohol drinks this weekend while taking doses 20mg or less / day of prednisone ?
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