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Chlorodiazepoxide

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Chlorodiazepoxide is used to treat patients 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.

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

Chlorodiazepoxide 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 medicament and to determine if there is a need to increase or decrease the dosage.

Take the medicament according to the prescription and never take it longer than prescribed since it can cause an addiction to the medicament. Your physician will decrease the dosage gradually before discontinuing the medicament in order to prevent side effects.

Common side effects include nausea, drowsiness, 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, abdominal pain, vomiting, acute pharyngitis, yellowish eyes and skin, mood changes and slurred speech. If you experience any of these side effects, seek immediate medical attention.

Before taking Chlorodiazepoxide, tell your physician if you have other health problems including lung disorders, heart problems, liver problems, kidney problems, blood disorder or if you have a history of drug or alcoholism.

Chlorodiazepoxide may affect your vision and reflexes. 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 alcohol while taking this medicament.

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

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

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

Chlorodiazepoxide has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of chlorodiazepoxide


• Molecular formula of chlorodiazepoxide 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
Chlorodiazepoxide available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules and 25mg capsules

Generic name: Chlordiazepoxide

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