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Chlordiazepoxide - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Chlordiazepoxide

Generic Name : Chlordiazepoxide
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Chlordiazepoxide are provided here.

Pronunciation : klor dye az e pox' ide

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Chlordiazepoxide, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.


ICD Code : Y47.5 Therapeutic Classification : Anxiolytics, Sedatives And Hypnotics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Chlordiazepoxide

India :

International :


H-Tran, Libritabs, Librium, Mitran, Poxi Mesural, Multum, Novapam, Risolid, Silibrin, Sonimen, Tropium, Zetran

Why is Chlordiazepoxide Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a sedative/hypnotic, prescribed for anxiety disorders and withdrawal symptoms due to alcoholism. It inhibits the action of nerves that are very active in certain diseases.

When should Chlordiazepoxide not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver disease, psychosis, increased eye pressure, who are taking sodium oxybate and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Chlordiazepoxide?

PO- The recommended dose is 20 to 100mg.

How should Chlordiazepoxide be taken?

It comes as a capsule and tablet to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Chlordiazepoxide?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with increased eye pressure, seizures, lung, heart or liver disease, suicidal thoughts, depression, respiratory problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breast feeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness or blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Avoid smoking; otherwise it may decrease the drug effectiveness.

What are the side effects of Chlordiazepoxide?

Most Common - Drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, weakness, dry mouth, diarrhea, stomach upset and changes in appetite.
Central Nervous System - Unsteadiness.
Liver - Jaundice and liver dysfunction.

What are the other precautions for Chlordiazepoxide?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Chlordiazepoxide?

Store it at room temperature and away from light. Keep away from children.

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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