Chlordiazepoxide

Chlordiazepoxide

 

Common English name: Chlordiazepoxide

Brand: Librium

Application: Anxiety - quitting alcohol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of chlordiazepoxide

Chlordiazepoxide Drug Information

Dosage and method of use of chlordiazepoxide

Contraindications to the use of chlordiazepoxide

Chlordiazepoxide use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of chlordiazepoxide on driving and operating machinery

Chlorodiazepoxide Drug Interactions

Special warnings and precautions while taking chlordiazepoxide

Side effects of chlordiazepoxide

Excessive use of chlordiazepoxide (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of chlordiazepoxide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of chlordiazepoxide

  • Tablets, capsules

 

Chlordiazepoxide Drug Information

Chlordiazepoxide affects the function of neurotransmitters (responsible for transmitting messages to brain cells), is sedative, and is therefore very useful for reducing anxiety. Therefore, chlordiazepoxide is sometimes given for a short time to reduce anxiety.

Chlordiazepoxide also has a muscle relaxant effect and is used to help relieve withdrawal symptoms. People who are addicted to alcohol have a habit of consuming a lot of alcohol, and when they quit, 3-8 hours after the last drink, they develop withdrawal symptoms. Chlordiazepoxide prevents the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and is therefore prescribed for a short time after quitting alcohol.

 

Dosage and method of use of chlordiazepoxide

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with chlordiazepoxide. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of chlordiazepoxide varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • The usual dose of chlordiazepoxide for the treatment of anxiety is 3 tablets / capsules per day.
  • The usual dose of chlordiazepoxide to prevent withdrawal symptoms is 4 tablets / capsule per day. Of course, in the first days of quitting alcohol, this drug is prescribed in high doses, but after 5-10 days, the dose is reduced
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of chlordiazepoxide at a set time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of chlordiazepoxide

  • Note the expiration date of chlordiazepoxide and do not take it if it is out of date.
  • Never give chlordiazepoxide to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Avoid alcohol during treatment with this drug.
  • Check for drug interactions with chlordiazepoxide, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Chlordiazepoxide use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of chlordiazepoxide on driving and operating machinery

Chlordiazepoxide may cause dizziness, drowsiness or weakness, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Chlorodiazepoxide Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with chlordiazepoxide include: antacids, some antidepressants (eg fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, nefazodone), cimetidine, clozapine, digoxin, disulfiram, ), Sodium oxibate.

The specific medications listed below can increase the risk of chlordiazepoxide side effects (such as slow breathing, severe drowsiness, and dizziness) if medications such as alcohol, sleeping pills, or anti-anxiety medications (such as alprazolam) are used. Use diazepam, zolpidem, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), muscle relaxants, and painkillers (such as codeine). Inform yourself.

Smoking can reduce the effectiveness of chlordiazepoxide (by inducing liver enzymes). Tell your doctor if you smoke or have recently quit, as your dose may need to be adjusted.

Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or cough and cold medicines) because some of them are made up of substances that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist how to use them so that you can use them safely.

Chlordiazepoxide may interfere with certain laboratory tests and may cause erroneous results. Talk to your lab staff and all doctors about the medicine you have taken before the test.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking chlordiazepoxide

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking chlordiazepoxide:

  • If you have a history of any mental health problems such as schizophrenia.
  • If you have a history of alcohol or drug addiction.
  • If you have respiratory problems or sleep apnea.
  • If you decide to have a baby, get pregnant, or breastfeed your baby.
  • If you have kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have a disease such as myasthenia gravis that has caused muscle weakness in you.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to a particular drug.

 

Side effects of chlordiazepoxide

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness, weakness: Avoid driving and working with tools and machines.
  • Forgetting, feeling anxious or incompatible: If you have this problem after taking the medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • Violent and aggressive mood: This feeling can occur in some people, inform your doctor as soon as possible.
  • Drug dependence: This drug is prescribed for a short time to reduce the risk of chlordiazepoxide addiction.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of chlordiazepoxide.

 

Excessive use of chlordiazepoxide (drug poisoning)

  • Do not take chlordiazepoxide more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, slow breathing, loss of consciousness, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of chlordiazepoxide

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.
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