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    Librium Information

    Librium, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Anxiety. The alternative uses of Librium have also been explained below.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Librium. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    The most common side effects of Librium are Drowsiness, Dizziness, Weakness. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Librium as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Librium are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Librium's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Librium related warnings talks about Librium's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Librium is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension) are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Librium contraindications section.

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

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Librium is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Librium Benefits & Uses

    Librium is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Librium Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 25 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Anxiety
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 4 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


    Librium Side Effects

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

    Common

    Librium Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Librium safe for pregnant women?


      Librium can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Librium, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Librium safe during breastfeeding?


      Taking Librium may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Librium should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Librium on the Kidneys?


      Librium rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Librium on the Liver?


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

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Librium on the Heart?


      Side effects of Librium rarely affect the heart.

      Mild


    Severe Interaction of Librium with Other Drugs

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

    Severe

    Moderate



    Librium Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Librium

    • Is this Librium habit forming or addictive?


      You may get addicted to Librium. Therefore, before taking it, consult your doctor.

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


      No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Librium can make you feel drowsy.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Librium only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Yes, taking Librium can treat mental disorders.

      Yes

    Librium Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Librium


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

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Librium


      Taking Librium with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Librium

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How long can I safely take Librium?

    Dr. Vedprakash Verma MBBS, MD , Cardiology

    Take Librium as long as it is recommended by your doctor. Using this drug beyond that period might not be good for you because it can lead to drug dependence.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    How to take Librium?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    Take Librium 1-4 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food because the presence of food does not affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Precautions must be taken in patients with improper liver or kidney function.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can Librium cause withdrawal symptoms?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Librium 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 over 3 years ago

    Can I take Librium with alprazolam?

    Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

    Yes, you can take Librium and alprazolam 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.

    Question almost 4 years ago

    Can Librium cause diarrhoea?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Librium 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.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Librium® C-IV (chlordiazepoxide HCl)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 401-403



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