Chlordiazepoxide is utilized to take care of anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also utilized to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication is assigned to a class of medication called benzodiazepines which act around the brain and nerves (nerves inside the body) to create a calming effect. It works by enhancing the connection between a certain natural chemical in your body (GABA).
Read the Medication Guide furnished by your friendly phamacist before starting taking chlordiazepoxide and every time you have a refill. If you've questions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by a medical expert. The dosage will depend on your age, condition, and reaction to treatment.
Use prescription drugs exactly as prescribed. Do not improve your dose, go on it more frequently or utilize it for time of your time than prescribed because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for a lengthy period of energy, do not suddenly stop applying this drug without a medical expert's approval. Some conditions may become worse once the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased to stop negative effects for example seizures.
When used by a prolonged period, prescription drugs might not exactly act as well and may require different dosing. Talk with your doctor if medicines fights well.
See also Warning section.
Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, constipation, blurred vision, or headache may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify a medical expert or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed prescription drugs while he or she's judged the benefit to you is more than the potential risk of negative effects. Many people using medicines usually do not have serious side effects.
Tell a medical expert without delay if all of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, slurred speech, clumsiness, trouble walking, decreased/increased need for sex, tremor, uncontrollable movements, facial or muscle twitching, trouble urinating, sleep disturbances.
Tell a medical expert straight away if any of these highly unlikely but much more severe unwanted side effects occur: fainting, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting, fatigue, yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, persistent sore throat or fever.
A serious allergic attack for this drug isn't likely, but seek immediate medical help if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious hypersensitive reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially from the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete listing of possible negative effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact your medical professional or pharmacist.
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Call a medical expert for medical health advice about side effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for health advice about negative effects. You may report unwanted effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking medicines, tell a medical expert or pharmacist should you be allergic into it; or if you've another allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause hypersensitive reactions or another problems. Talk to the pharmacist for additional information.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, lung/breathing problems (e.g., COPD, anti snoring), blood disorder (porphyria), drug or irresponsible drinking.
This drug will make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your eyesight. Alcohol or marijuana could make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or a single thing that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your medical professional should you be using marijuana.
Older adults may be more understanding of the inside connection between this drug, especially drowsiness. Drowsiness can increase the risk of falling.
This medicine is not advised to use during pregnancy as a result of potential for injury to an child. If you become pregnant or think you might be pregnant, inform your medical professional straight away. Consult a medical expert for more information.
Based on information from related drugs, this drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects with a nursing infant. Consult your physician before breast-feeding.
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