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Chlordiazepoxidum

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Chlordiazepoxidum is a medication used to treat persons who are distressed due to alcohol withdrawals, 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.

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

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

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

Some common side effects associated with Chlordiazepoxidum include wamble, 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, abdominal pain, 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 Chlordiazepoxidum, you must inform your physician 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 alcoholism.

Chlordiazepoxidum may affect your vision and reflexes so do not to engage in any activity that requires alertness such as extreme sports, using machines and driving a vehicle. Also avoid or limit the intake of alcoholic beverages while taking this medication.

Elderly patients need to be cautious because they are more sensitive to the drowsiness effects of the medication.

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

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

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

Chlordiazepoxidum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of chlordiazepoxidum


• Molecular formula of chlordiazepoxidum 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
Chlordiazepoxidum available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules and 25mg capsules

Generic name: Chlordiazepoxide

Brand name(s): Abboxide, Balance, Chloradiazepoxide, Chlordiazachel, Chlordiazepoxid, 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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