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Medicine For Librium Overdose
Librium Overdose: Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety & symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Sx's of overdose can include breathing problems, difficulty urinating, double or blurred vision, irregular or fast heartbeat, dizziness, depression, confusion, memory problems, seizures, tremor, uncoordinated movement,& coma. See: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002607.htm ...Read more
Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) is a benzodiazepine that is used to treat anxiety & symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Sx's of overdose can include breathing problems, difficulty urinating, double or blurred vision, irregular or fast heartbeat, dizziness, depression, confusion, memory problems, seizures, tremor, uncoordinated ...Read more
Cant say: Depends on how much sedatives you are currently using. ...Read more
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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've been prescribed .5 mg ativan for a few days but I don't care for the short half life as you can become dependant. Is 25mg librium a better altern?
They are similar: Librium and Xanax (alprazolam) are both 'benzodiazepines' which are used to treat anxiety. Librium has a longer time to peak than Xanax (alprazolam), meaning Xanax (alprazolam) works quicker. Librium has a longer half-life which means it hangs around in your system longer. Most of the time Librium is used for alcohol or benzo withdrawal. Xanax (alprazolam) is usually used for acute anxiety. Both are addictive. ...Read more
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
Benzodiazepines: are called "tranquillizers," but they are similar to any sedating drug, and in excess dosage cause sleepiness and impairment. Anxiety can be treated without drugs, through psychotherapy, avoidance of anxiety-provoking stimuli, and self-management techniques (self-hypnosis, mediation, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation) and other techniques. They should NEVER be self-prescribed. ...Read more