Chlordiazepoxide can be used to deal with anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also accustomed to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication is owned by a class of medication called benzodiazepines which act around the brain and nerves (nerves inside the body) to make a calming effect. It works by enhancing the results of some natural chemical within the body (GABA).
Read the Medication Guide provided by your friendly phamacist before you begin taking chlordiazepoxide and each time you have a refill. If you have questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your physician. The dosage is based on your age, medical problem, and reply to treatment.
Use medicines exactly as prescribed. Do not improve your dose, get it with greater frequency or use it for a longer time of your energy than prescribed since this drug may be habit-forming. Also, if useful for a prolonged period of your time, don't suddenly stop employing this drug without your medical professional's approval. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose should be gradually decreased to prevent side effects for example seizures.
When employed for a long period, medicines may not be well and could require different dosing. Talk with a medical expert if this medication reduces well.
See also Warning section.
Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, constipation, blurred vision, or headache may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your medical professional or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed prescription drugs while he or she has judged how the benefit to you is more than the potential risk of negative effects. Many people using this medication usually do not have serious unwanted effects.
Tell your doctor straight away if some of these unlikely but serious negative 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 your physician without delay if these highly unlikely but very serious unwanted 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 particular drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical assistance when it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic attack include: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete report on possible unwanted effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call a medical expert for health advice about unwanted effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking medicines, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you are allergic for it; or if you might have every other allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your friendly phamacist for more information.
Before using this medication, tell your physician or pharmacist your track record, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, lung/breathing problems (e.g., COPD, anti snoring), blood disorder (porphyria), drug or abusive drinking.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana will make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that has to have alertness or clear vision unless you can perform it safely. Avoid alcohol consumption. Talk to your medical professional if you are using marijuana.
Older adults could possibly be more sensitive to the inside results of this drug, especially drowsiness. Drowsiness can increase potential risk of falling.
This drugs are not recommended to use during pregnancy due to the potential for injury to an unborn baby. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, inform your medical professional without delay. Consult a medical expert for more information.
Based on information from related drugs, this drug may pass into breast milk and might have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult a medical expert before breast-feeding.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.