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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 movement, & ...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 more
I'm on a short course of librium for alcohol withdrawal. After that is there a medicine that can help with cravings?
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
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
ANXIETY TX: ANXIETY TX: I recommend the Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. This goes over all strategies, diets, supplements and Meds. The two alternative therapies I have had success with are EFT (EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE) and EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITSENSITESISATISATION AND REPROCESSING) ...Read more
Probably not: While the benzodiazepine equivalence chart I have indicates 1mg of Ativan (lorazepam) to be equivalent to 10-25 mg, a 2009 study did a head to head comparison in treating alcohol withdrawal with the two drugs. That study found the two medications to be equally effective and the authors compared starting doses of 8 mg/day of Lorazepam to 80 mg/day of librium, as such I would tend to lean to the 10/1 ratio. ...Read more
How quickly or slowly should one withdraw from librium? Is halving the dose over two day periods about right?
See below: This must be discussed carefully with your doctor. Librium should be titrated down slowly. ...Read more
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
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 more
Hello, I take valium 5mg, 3x a day as prescribed. I am searching for possibly a new benzodiazipine, what's your opinion on an equal dosing of librium?
You would take 10mg of librium 3x per day.
I would advise of course to check with your doctor first and make sure to understand that long term use of benzo's are generally not recommended except for very rare situations due to side effects. ...Read more
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