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Chloridiazepoxide

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Chloridiazepoxide is 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.

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

Chloridiazepoxide is taken orally with the dosage determined by the physician, based on the patient's condition. 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 and never take it longer than prescribed because it can cause an addiction to the medication. Your physician will typically decrease the dosage gradually before discontinuing the medication in order to prevent side effects.

Common side effects include nausea, somnolence, dizziness, cephalalgia 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 Chloridiazepoxide, tell 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.

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

Elderly patients need to be cautious when taking this medication since they are more sensitive to the somnolence effects of the medication.

Chloridiazepoxide should not be taken by pregnant women or nursing mothers unless advised to do so by their physician. If you plan to become pregnant, discuss it with your physician first.

Some medications may interact negatively when taken with Chloridiazepoxide. These include antacids, anti-depressants, anti-seizure medications, sedatives, pain relievers, psychiatric medicines, muscle relaxants and tranquilizers. Tell your physician if you are taking any of these medications or any other medicines before taking Chloridiazepoxide.

The effectiveness of this medication significantly decreases for patients that are smoking. If you are a smoker or have stopped smoking recently, tell your physician so they can determine the proper dosage of this medication for you.

Chloridiazepoxide has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of chloridiazepoxide


• Molecular formula of chloridiazepoxide 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
Chloridiazepoxide available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules and 25mg capsules

Generic name: Chlordiazepoxide

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