Chlordiazepoxide is employed to take care of anxiety and acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used to relieve fear and anxiety before surgery. This medication belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines which act about the brain and nerves (nerves inside the body) to make a calming effect. It works by enhancing the effects of some natural chemical within the body (GABA).
Read the Medication Guide given by the pharmacist before you start taking chlordiazepoxide each time you get a refill. If you've got any questions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist.
Take prescription drugs by mouth as directed by your doctor. The dosage is dependant on how old you are, medical condition, and reaction to treatment.
Use this medication just as prescribed. Do not increase your dose, get it more often or utilize it for a longer period of time than prescribed since this drug may be habit-forming. Also, if useful for a lengthy period of energy, do not suddenly stop employing this drug without your physician's approval. Some conditions can be worse if the drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose ought to be gradually decreased to avoid negative effects such as seizures.
When useful for a prolonged period, prescription drugs might not are well and could require different dosing. Talk with a medical expert if prescription drugs reduces well.
See also Warning section.
Drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, constipation, blurred vision, or headache may occur. If all of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your medical professional has prescribed medicines while he or she has judged the advantage of you is higher than potential risk of unwanted effects. Many people using this medication usually do not have serious unwanted side effects.
Tell your physician without delay if any of these unlikely but serious unwanted 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 your physician straight away if these highly unlikely but much more severe 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 reaction to the drug is not likely, but seek immediate medical help if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially with the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete listing of possible unwanted side effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
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Call your medical professional for medical advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for medical health advice about side effects. You may report negative effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking this medication, tell a medical expert or pharmacist should you be allergic to it; or if you might have some other allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, which may cause allergies or another problems. Talk to your friendly phamacist for more information.
Before using medicines, tell your physician or pharmacist your health background, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, lung/breathing problems (e.g., COPD, anti snoring), blood disorder (porphyria), drug or abusive drinking.
This drug will make you dizzy or drowsy or blur how well you see. Alcohol or marijuana will make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything whatsoever that needs alertness or clear vision until you can perform it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor in case you are using marijuana.
Older adults could possibly be more responsive to along side it effects of this drug, especially drowsiness. Drowsiness can increase potential risk of falling.
This drugs are not recommended to use while pregnant due to the prospect of problems for an developing fetus. If you get pregnant or think you could be pregnant, inform your doctor without delay. Consult your physician for additional information.
Based on information from related drugs, this drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on the nursing infant. Consult your medical professional before breast-feeding.
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