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Librium is a brand name for the benzodiazepine compound known as chlordiazepoxide. It is prescribed in capsules for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short term treatment relief of anxiety, including anxiety that people experience before undergoing surgeries. It is also used to treat the withdrawal symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. It is not recommended for the treatment of daily anxiety disorders, and it is not recommended for long-term use. Librium is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

It is rare that anyone has to stop taking Librium because of side effects. The most common adverse effects include drowsiness, confusion, unsteadiness, and in rare cases, fainting due to blood pressure drop. Most of these are worst in elderly patients, and can be alleviated with an adjustment of the dosage. Other adverse reactions include isolated instances of rashes, swelling, menstrual irregularities, nausea, constipation and changes in sexual drive. Other rare side effects include blood disorders, jaundice and decreased liver function, so it is advisable to receive periodic blood and liver tests during the course of your treatment.

Precautions should be taken when administering Librium to certain patients. If you are elderly or disabled, you should only be given the smallest effective amount in order to reduce the possibility of unsteadiness or over-sedation. Precautions should be taken when giving Libruim to anyone with impaired kidney or liver function, as well. Hyperactive children and psychiatric patients may experience what is known as paradoxical reactions, such as over-excitement, stimulation, and intense rage. These patients should be carefully observed if taking Librium. If you have depression connected to your anxiety, you should be watched for suicidal tendencies while taking Librium. In addition, some people experience variations in blood coagulation if they are taking anticoagulants at the same time as Librium, and people who suffer from porphyria may find their condition worsened.

You should never quit taking Librium suddenly or without talking to your doctor. Because of its addictive properties, you may experience withdrawal symptoms similar to those of alcohol or other drugs, such as sweating, vomiting, convulsions, tremors, or cramps. These are more common for those who have been taking Librium over a longer period of time. For those who have taken Librium for shorter term, you may experience milder withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety or sleeplessness. If you are prone to addiction or have a history of drug abuse, you should be carefully monitored by your doctor while you are being treated with Librium.

Due to the risk of harm to the fetus, including fetal malformations, it is not recommended that this drug be taken during pregnancy. If there is a possibility that you may be pregnant, your doctor should give you a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, Librium should not be prescribed, especially during the first trimester. If you are taking Librium and intend to become pregnant, you should inform your doctor, who can then adjust your course of treatment.

Librium has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of librium


• Chemical IUPAC Name is 10-chloro-3-hydroxy-N-methyl-2-phenyl-3,6-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undeca-1,6,8,10-tetraen-
Librium available : 5mg capsules, 10mg capsules, 25mg capsules

Generic name: Chlordiazepoxide

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

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