Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine and treats anxiety disorders. It is a sedative and a hypnotic medication. This medication functions by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain.
Before using this drug inform your doctor if:
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs.
- You have any allergies to any medicines, foods or substances.
- You have a history of glaucoma.
- You have liver/ lung/ muscle/ drug abuse problems or you smoke.
The dosage for this drug should be determined by your doctor based on the patient specifications. The usual dosage for anxiety disorders and sedation is about 5-10 mg, taken thrice or four times a day. For alcohol withdrawal dosage is 50-100 mg, taken orally per day.
The drug is used to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?In case of pregnancy, you must consult the doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Breastfeeding women are advised to take proper care before using this drug.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be exercised with impaired Renal function.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Chlordiazepoxide as ingredient
This medicine is a kind of sedative, which is commonly used to treat anxiety, withdrawal symptoms and insomnia. The mechanism of action for the drug is not very well known, but the EEG arousal in blocked.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with Ambien (zolpidem), amitriptyline, Celexa (citalopram), clidinium, clonazepam, diazepam, etc.
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