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Librate Information

Librate is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Anxiety. Secondary and off-label uses of Librate have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Librate is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Librate include Drowsiness, Dizziness, Weakness. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Librate can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Librate are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Librate is Moderate for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Librate related warnings talks about Librate's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Librate is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Librate are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug interactions for Librate have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Librate is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.

  1. Librate Benefits & Uses
  2. Librate Dosage & How to Take
  3. Librate Side Effects
  4. Librate Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Librate with Other Drugs
  6. Librate Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Librate
  8. Librate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Librate Benefits & Uses

Librate is used to treat the following -

  1. Anxiety Primary
  2. Alcoholism
  3. Delirium

Librate Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Librate


Librate Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Librate is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Dry Mouth
  3. Dizziness Common
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Upset stomach
  7. Weakness
  8. Fatigue Common
  9. Fainting
  10. Unsteadiness
  11. Headache Rare
  12. Vertigo Rare

Librate Related Warnings

Is the use of Librate safe for pregnant women?

Librate may have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Librate, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.


Is the use of Librate safe during breastfeeding?

Librate may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Librate on the Kidneys?

Librate has very mild side effects on the kidneys.


What is the effect of Librate on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Librate on the liver have been reported.


What is the effect of Librate on the Heart?

Librate has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Librate with Other Drugs

Librate should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Librate Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Librate unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. Depression
  3. Arrhythmia
  4. GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
  5. Kidney Disease
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
  8. Respiratory Depression

Frequently asked Questions about Librate

Is this Librate habit forming or addictive?

Librate can be addictive. You should not take it without medical advice.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

After taking Librate you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.


Is it safe?

Librate is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, this Librate works for mental disorders.


Librate Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Librate

When consumed with certain foods, Librate may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Librate

Consumption of alcohol and Librate together may have severe effects on your health.


Librate FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

Can Librate cause diarrhoea?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Librate may cause diarrhoea but this occurs in a few cases only. However, the exact cause behind diarrhoea is unknown. If you are experiencing severe diarrhoea after taking this drug, discuss it with your doctor immediately without any further delay.

Question about 2 years ago

Can Librate cause withdrawal symptoms?

Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Librate causes withdrawal symptoms when the drug is suddenly discontinued after long-term treatment. These withdrawal symptoms can include seizures, dysphoria (unease or dissatisfaction), vomiting, sweating, uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body, stomach or muscle cramps, anxiety, or difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.

Question about 2 years ago

How does Librate work?

Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS , General Physician

Librate contains chlordiazepoxide which works by calming the brain through increasing the activity of an inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) that decreases the abnormal brain activity which provides relief to the patient from anxiety and tension.

Question over 1 year ago

Does Librate cause dry mouth?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Librate might cause dry mouth because it decreases the saliva secretion in your mouth. It is a rare side effect of this drug. If you experience severe dry mouth after taking this drug, keep yourself hydrated with juices, shakes and ample water.

Question over 1 year ago

Can I take Librate and quetiapine together?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Yes, you can take Librate and quetiapine only on your doctor's advice because taking these two drugs together might result in increased side effects such as difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, and dizziness.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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