Chlordiazepoxide Hydrochloride Information
Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride (Librium®) is a drug commonly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, including anxiety disorders or before surgical procedures. It can also be used to treat symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. The drug has several different effects in the body, which are the result of its mechanism of action. Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride works by enhancing the effects of GABA, a naturally occurring calming chemical in the brain.
Prior to beginning treatment with this product, it's important to review the safety information for chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride with your healthcare provider. This includes knowing what side effects to watch for, what to do if they occur, and situations when the drug may need to be avoided in favor of an alternative medication.
(Click Chlordiazepoxide for more information on this drug, including factors that affect your dose, treatment tips, and what to do if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.)