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Chlordiazepoxid

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Chlordiazepoxid is a medicament used to treat persons who are distressed due to alcohol withdrawal syndrome, depression and anxiety and to relieve fear for patients before undergoing surgery. It works through the brain and nerves and produces a calming effect for the patient.

Chlordiazepoxid is a sedative or hypnotic medicament distributed under the brand names Tropium, Novapam and Librium. It contains anxiolytic, amnestic and skeletal muscle relaxant. Chlordiazepoxid is administered to individuals suffering from anxiety or alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Chlordiazepoxid is taken orally with the dosage determined by the doctor, based on the patient's condition. While undergoing treatment, regular check ups are required to monitor the response of the patient to the medicament. This will determine if there is a need to increase or decrease the dosage.

Ensure that you take the medicament according to the prescription. Never use the medicament longer than prescribed because it can cause an addiction to the medicament. Your doctor will normally decrease the dosage gradually before totally discontinuing the medicament in order to prevent side effects.

Some common side effects associated with Chlordiazepoxid include nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. Serious side effects that may occur include difficulty in walking, uncontrolled body movements, difficulty in urinating, tremor, increase sexual urge, decreased sexual drive, stomach ache, vomiting, sore throat, yellowish eyes and skin, mood changes and slurred speech. If you experience any of these side effects, seek immediate medical attention.

Before using Chlordiazepoxid, you must inform your doctor if you have other health problems such as lung disorders, heart problems, liver problems, kidney problems, blood disorder and if you have a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

Chlordiazepoxid may affect your vision and reflexes so it is best not to engage in any activity that requires alertness such as extreme sports, using machines and driving a vehicle. It is also best to avoid or limit the intake of alcoholic beverages while taking this medicament.

Elderly patients should be cautious because they are more sensitive to the drowsiness effects of the medicament.

Chlordiazepoxid should not be used by pregnant women and nursing mothers, unless advised to do so by their doctor. If you have plans to become pregnant, you must discuss it with your doctor.

There are several medicaments that may interact when taken with Chlordiazepoxid. These medicaments include antacids, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medicaments, sedatives, pain relievers, psychiatric medicines, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of these medicaments or any other medicines before taking Chlordiazepoxid.

The effectiveness of this medicament significantly decreases for patients who are smoking. If you are a smoker or have stopped smoking recently, inform your doctor. They will determine the proper dosage of this medicament for you.

Chlordiazepoxid has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of chlordiazepoxid


• Molecular formula of chlordiazepoxid is C16H14ClN3O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 10-chloro-3-hydroxy-N-methyl-2-phenyl-3,6-diazabicyclo [5.4.0]undeca-1,6,8,10-tetraen-5-imine
• Molecular weight is 299.755 g/mol
Chlordiazepoxid available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules and 25mg capsules

Generic name: Chlordiazepoxide

Brand name(s): Abboxide, Balance, Chloradiazepoxide, Chlordiazachel, Chlordiazepoxidum, Chloridazepoxide, Chloridiazepide, Chloridiazepoxide, Chlorodiazepoxide, Chlozepid, Clopoxide, Clordiazepossido, Contol, Control, Decacil, Eden, Elenium, Helogaphen, Ifibrium, Kalmocaps, Librax, Librelease, Librinin, Libritabs, Librium, Limbitrol, Lygen, Menrium, Mesural, Mildmen, Multum, Napoton, Napton, Novo-Poxide, Psicosan, Radepur, Risolid, Silibrin, Tropium, Viopsicol

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