Librium

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Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Librium before taking it.

What is Librium

Librium is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Librium affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Librium is used to treat anxiety disorders or alcohol withdrawal.
Librium may also be used for other purposes not listed in Librium guide.

Librium side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
  • confusion;
  • depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
  • restless muscle movements in your eyes, tongue, jaw, or neck;
  • hyperactivity, agitation, hostility;
  • hallucinations; or
  • jaundice.

Less serious side effects may include:
  • drowsiness, tiredness;
  • swelling;
  • skin rash;
  • nausea, vomiting, constipation; or
  • irregular menstrual periods.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Librium dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety:

Moderate anxiety: 5 to 10 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day.
Severe anxiety: 20 to 25 mg orally 3 to 4 times a day or 50 to 100 mg IM or IV followed by 25 to 50 mg 3 to 4 times a day if necessary.

Usual Adult Dose for Light Sedation:

For light sedation prior to a medical or surgical procedure.
Oral: 5 mg 3 times a day may be started several days before the procedure.
IM: 50 mg one hour before the procedure

Usual Adult Dose for Alcohol Withdrawal:

IM or IV: 50 to 100 mg initially. May repeat in 2 to 4 hours if necessary.
Oral: 50 to 100 mg followed by repeated doses as needed until agitation is controlled.
Dosage should then be reduced to maintenance levels.

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Librium medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
10 mg60 $91.00
25 mg60 $138.00
5 mg60 $57.00
10 mg30 $14.45USA
10 mg90 $27.40USA
25 mg30 $15.45USA
25 mg90 $29.40USA
5 mg30 $13.95USA
5 mg90 $26.40USA
Nicholas Piramal
10 mg10 $0.37India


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
10 mg30 $14.45USA
10 mg90 $27.40USA
25 mg30 $15.45USA
25 mg90 $29.40USA
5 mg30 $13.95USA
5 mg90 $26.40USA
10 mg10 $0.29
EQUILIBRIUM Capsule/ Tablet / 10mg (10 units) $0.29Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals
10 mg x 10's $0.41
EQUILIBRIUM tab 10 mg x 10's $0.41Jagsonpal
Equilibrium 10mg TAB / 10 $0.41
Equilibrium 10mg Tablet $0.06Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
EQUILIBRIUM 10 MG TABLET 1 strip(s) (10 tablets each) $0.62Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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References

  1. Dailymed."Amitriptyline hydrochloride; chlordiazepoxide: dailymed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the united states. dailymed is the official provider of fda label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "Chlordiazepoxide". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "Chlordiazepoxide". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0047... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Librium - Frequently asked Questions

Can Librium be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

What other drugs will affect Librium?

Before taking Librium, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

  • a barbiturate such as amobarbital, butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital, or phenobarbital;

  • a blood thinner such as warfarin; or

  • an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine;

  • medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine, haloperidol, mesoridazine, pimozide, or thioridazine;

  • narcotic medication such as butorphanol, codeine, hydrocodone, levorphanol, meperidine, methadone, morphine, naloxone, oxycodone, propoxyphene; or

  • an antidepressant such as amitriptyline, amoxapine, citalopram, clomipramine, desipramine, doxepin, escitalopram, fluoxetine, imipramine, nortriptyline, paroxetine, protriptyline, sertraline, or trimipramine.

This is not a complete list and there may be other drugs that can interact with Librium. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

How should I take Librium?

Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results from this medication.

Librium should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice.

Contact your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your symptoms.

Do not stop using Librium suddenly, or you could have seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when you stop using Librium.

To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your blood and liver function may need to be tested on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.

Store Librium at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Benzodiazepines are drugs of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.

Who should not take Librium?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to Librium or to other benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam, clorazepate, diazepam, lorazepam, or oxazepam.

Before taking Librium, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

  • glaucoma;

  • asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or other breathing problems;

  • porphyria;

  • kidney or liver disease;

  • a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior; or

  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.

Librium may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Librium should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Librium can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use Librium without your doctor's consent if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Use an effective form of birth control while you are using this medication.

Librium may pass into breast milk and could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

The sedative effects of Librium may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking Librium.

Can Librium be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Librium be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology