Librium contains generic chlordiazepoxide which is used in the treatment of anxiety and alcohol withdrawal. Some patients have fear of surgery; it is used in such patients to relieve fear and anxiety. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine which acts on central nervous system to produce a calming effect. It is also used as a sedative, appetite stimulating agent and pain reliever.
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Chlordiazepoxide is an active constituent of the Librium. It belongs to the benzodiazepines category. Benzodiazepines work by enhancing the activity of GABA (gamma amino butyric acid). GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in our body. Brain cells use this chemical (GABA) to suppress the activity of other cells by slowing down the movement of other chemicals in the brain. This results in a reduction in anxiety and muscle spasm. It also causes sedation. It also works to treat alcohol withdrawal in the same manner by suppressing the activity of other cells in the brain.
Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It acts by slowing down brain activity, thereby producing a calming effect.
Some of the medicines which may interact with the Librium are as follows:
Librium is contraindicated in the following conditions:
Librium is to be stored at room temperature below 30 degree C. Protect from heat, moisture and direct light. Store it in a cool and dry place. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Librium is used at a dose of 5-10 mg, 3-4 times in a day, in case of mild to moderate anxiety. But in case of severe anxiety disorders, it is used at a dose of 20-25 mg, 3-4 times in a day with a glassful of water.
If you forget to take the dose of Librium, you may be able to take the missed dose when you remember. Don't take a double dose to make up for the missed dose as multiple doses can lead to excess drug in the body which can be dangerous.
Consult to your Doctor immediately in case of overdose of Librium as side effects of Librium is more severe than that of the other drugs. The symptoms of overdose include diarrhea, dizziness, stomach pain, nausea or seizure.
Commonly seen side effects of Librium are as follows:-
Some severe but very rare side effects may include:-
Some of the precautionary measures for Librium are as follows:
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