Chlordiazepoxide can be used to treat anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also employed to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication is assigned to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act around the brain and nerves (nervous system) to produce a calming effect. It works by enhancing the connection between some natural chemical in your body (GABA).
Read the Medication Guide given by your friendly phamacist before starting taking chlordiazepoxide each time you get a refill. If you might have questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take prescription drugs by mouth as directed by your doctor. The dosage is founded on your age, problem, and a reaction to treatment.
Use this medication the same manner prescribed. Do not increase your dose, get it more frequently or put it on for longer of your energy than prescribed since this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for a prolonged period of your energy, don't suddenly stop employing this drug without a medical expert's approval. Some conditions may become worse if the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose might need to be gradually decreased to prevent negative effects like seizures.
When useful for a long period, medicines may well not be well and could require different dosing. Talk with your physician if this medication fights well.
See also Warning section.
Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, constipation, blurred vision, or headache may occur. If some of these effects persist or worsen, notify your medical professional or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your physician has prescribed this medication as they or she gets judged that the advantage of you is higher than the potential risk of unwanted effects. Many people using prescription drugs usually do not have serious unwanted effects.
Tell your medical professional without delay if some of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, slurred speech, clumsiness, trouble walking, decreased/increased libido, tremor, uncontrollable movements, facial or muscle twitching, trouble urinating, sleep disturbances.
Tell a medical expert right away if all of these highly unlikely but grave negative effects occur: fainting, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, fatigue, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, persistent sore throat or fever.
A serious allergic attack to this drug isn't likely, but seek immediate medical assistance when it occurs. Symptoms of a serious hypersensitivity include: rash, itching/swelling (especially from the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete set of possible unwanted effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
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Call a medical expert for medical health advice about negative effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call a medical expert for medical advice about unwanted side effects. You may report unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking prescription drugs, tell a medical expert or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you've got another allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions or another problems. Talk to your friendly phamacist for more information.
Before using prescription drugs, tell your doctor or pharmacist your track record, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, lung/breathing problems (e.g., COPD, snore), blood disorder (porphyria), drug or excessive drinking.
This drug could make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your eyesight. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or a single thing that needs alertness or clear vision and soon you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor in case you are using marijuana.
Older adults might be more sensitive to the inside effects of this drug, especially drowsiness. Drowsiness can increase the potential risk of falling.
This medication is not recommended for usage in pregnancy because of the potential for trouble for an developing fetus. If you get pregnant or think you could be pregnant, inform your physician right away. Consult your doctor for more details.
Based on information from related drugs, this drug may pass into breast milk and may even have undesirable effects with a nursing infant. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.