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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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How many librium would it take to really overdose?

How many librium would it take to really overdose?

Cant say: Depends on how much sedatives you are currently using. ...Read more

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How come librium doesn't work like valium?

How come librium doesn't work like valium?

A little different: It depends on the effect you're looking for. Librium and valium are both fairly long-acting benzodiazepines, but valium may be a little more potent as an anxiolytic. Valium may also be more lipid soluble, getting into the brain more quickly than librium. Librium's effect may be delayed also because the parent compound is less potent than its metabolites. ...Read more

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Can librium and lorazepam be taken together?

Can librium and lorazepam be taken together?

Not a good idea: I'm not sure why you would. Both are in the same classification of meds, namely benzodiazepines. Both are central nerve system depressants and similarly in the brain. The risk of overdosing or causing respiratory depression is high. ...Read more

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Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

May be subjective: You may find that 10mg Librium is not as effective as 10mg of valium since they are not equivalent. However, such medications are prescribed based on symptom relief which is subjective so it may be enough in some people. Talk to a psychiatrist to get an answer tailored to your specific situation. ...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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What is librium used for?

What is librium used for?

Alcohol dependence +: This is a benzodiazepine, the same class as xanax (alprazolam) and valium, two drugs more commonly heard of on the street. Physicians have used this particular drug for many years to help ease withdrawal from alcohol abuse / dependence. It has a long half life, meaning it's effect lasts for a prolonged time in the body which makes it useful for preventing withdrawal. It may be used for simple anxiety as well. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Librium (Definition)

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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more