What is Chlordiazepoxide for:
This medication is a sedativehypnotic, prescribed for anxiety disorders and withdrawal symptoms due to alcoholism. It inhibits the action of nerves that are very active in certain diseases.
How does Chlordiazepoxide work:
Chlordiazepoxide calms the brain
How should Chlordiazepoxide be used:
PO- The recommended dose is 20 to 100mg. How it should be taken : It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth with or without food.
Common side effects of Chlordiazepoxide :
Feeling lightheaded, sleepy, having blurred eyesight, or a change in thinking clearly. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert or have clear eyesight until you see how this drug affects you. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Dry mouth. Good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. See a dentist often. Feeling tired or weak. Change in balance
What do I do if I miss a dose
Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it. – If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Many times this drug is used on an as needed basis
What precautions should I take when taking Chlordiazepoxide :
If you have an allergy to chlordiazepoxide or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breast-feeding.
When do I need to seek medical help
If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Big change in balance. Change in thinking clearly and with logic. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.
Can I take Chlordiazepoxide with other medicines:
Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. – Taking them together can cause bad side effects. – Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.
Are there any food restrictions
How do I store Chlordiazepoxide :
Store it at room temperature and away from light. Keep away from children.
Category D : There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Anxiolytics, Hypnotics & Sedatives