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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Optimum dosage varies with the severity of the symptoms and the response of the individual patient. When a satisfactory response is obtained, dosage should be reduced to the smallest amount needed to maintain the remission. The larger portion of the total daily dose may be taken at bedtime. In some patients, a single dose at bedtime may be sufficient. In general, lower dosages are recommended for elderly patients.
LIMBITROL (chlordiazepoxide amitriptyline ds tablets) DS (double strength) Tablets are recommended in an initial dosage of 3 or 4 tablets daily in divided doses; this may be increased to 6 tablets daily as required. Some patients respond to smaller doses and can be maintained on 2 tablets daily.
LIMBITROL (chlordiazepoxide amitriptyline ds tablets) Tablets in an initial dosage of 3 or 4 tablets daily in divided doses may be satisfactory in patients who do not tolerate higher doses.
LIMBITROL (chlordiazepoxide amitriptyline ds tablets) DS (double strength) Tablets are available as white, film-coated, biconvex tablets containing 10 mg chlordiazepoxide and 25 mg amitriptyline (as the hydrochloride salt) in bottles of 100 (NDC 0187-3806-10). Each tablet is engraved “V 3806” on one side.
LIMBITROL (chlordiazepoxide amitriptyline ds tablets) Tablets are available as blue, film-coated, biconvex tablets containing 5 mg chlordiazepoxide and 12.5 mg amitriptyline (as the hydrochloride salt) in bottles of 100 (NDC 0187-3805-10). Each tablet is engraved “V 3805” on one side.
Store at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C – 30°C (59°F – 86°F). Store in a dry place.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, One Enterprise, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 U.S.A. Rev. May 07
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/11/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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