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Chloridazepoxide is a medication used to treat persons who are distressed due to alcohol withdrawals, depression and mood condition and to relieve fear for patients before undergoing surgery. It works through the brain and nerves and produces a calming effect for the patient.

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

Chloridazepoxide 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 to determine if there is a need to increase or decrease the dosage.

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

Common side effects associated with Chloridazepoxide include nausea, somnolence, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. Serious side effects 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 taking Chloridazepoxide, 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 alcohol addiction.

Chloridazepoxide 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 your consumption alcoholic beverages while taking this medication.

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

Chloridazepoxide should not be taken 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 medications that may interact when taken with Chloridazepoxide. These medications include antacids, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, sedatives, pain relievers, psychiatric medicines, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers. Inform your physician if you are taking any of these medications or any other medicines before taking Chloridazepoxide.

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.

Chloridazepoxide has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of chloridazepoxide


• Molecular formula of chloridazepoxide 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
Chloridazepoxide available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules and 25mg capsules

Generic name: Chlordiazepoxide

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