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Librax Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
- How should I take chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Librax)?
- What happens if I overdose (Librax)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlordiazepoxide and clidinium? (Librax)?
- What other drugs will affect chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to chlordiazepoxide or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), or oxazepam (Serax).
Do not take chlordiazepoxide and clidinium if you have:
- narrow-angle glaucoma;
- an enlarged prostate;
- a bladder obstruction; or
- problems with urination.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication:
- asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), or other breathing problems;
- open-angle glaucoma;
- myasthenia gravis;
- ulcerative colitis, or a blockage in your intestines;
- kidney or liver disease;
- a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior; or
- a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Chlordiazepoxide can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use chlordiazepoxide and clidinium without your doctor's consent if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication.
Chlordiazepoxide and clidinium may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
The sedative effects of chlordiazepoxide may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking chlordiazepoxide and clidinium.
How should I take chlordiazepoxide and clidinium (Librax)?
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water.
Chlordiazepoxide and clidinium is usually taken before meals and at bedtime. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Chlordiazepoxide may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Chlordiazepoxide and clidinium should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Contact your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your symptoms.
Do not stop using chlordiazepoxide and clidinium suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
Store this medication at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Benzodiazepines are drugs of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.
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