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What is the definition or description of: Librium overdose?

What is the definition or description of: 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

Librium Overdose (Definition)

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


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

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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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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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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How soon can I take Librium after having alcohol?

How soon can I take Librium after having 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

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Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Both: Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you. ...Read more

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How is Librium 5mg compared to Xanax (alprazolam). 25mg and what are the differences?

How is Librium 5mg compared to Xanax (alprazolam). 25mg and what are the differences?

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

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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

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How long does librium remain in your body?

How long does librium remain in your body?

Depending on: How much you took and for how long before the test. Blood Test 10-50 hrs. Librium has a long elimination life, allowing the drug to stay in the body even couple weeks. ...Read more

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What are the differences between lithium and librium?

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What are the differences between lithium and librium?

Lithium: Lithium is a mood stabilizer. Librium is a Sedative Hypnotic of the Benzodiazepine group. ...Read more

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Self medicating librium (clordiazepoxide), what is this for?

Self medicating librium (clordiazepoxide), what is this for?

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

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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 can help my Anxiety disorder now that my Librium no longer helps?

What can help my Anxiety disorder now that my Librium no longer helps?

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

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Is a 1mg tablet of ativan (lorazepam) stronger than a 25mg pill of librium?

Is a 1mg tablet of ativan (lorazepam) stronger than a 25mg pill of librium?

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

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Are there new meds available for alcohol relapse victims - I weigh 33o lbs and the typical librium dose is not?

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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

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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

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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?

10x3: 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

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What is the definition or description of: Librium allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Librium 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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Chlordiazepoxide (Definition)

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


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Librium (Definition)

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