More Information About Chlordiazepoxide

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations for when and how to take chlordiazepoxide include the following:
  • The medication comes in capsule form. It is taken by mouth, usually two to four times daily.
  • Chlordiazepoxide can be taken with or without food. If the drug bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Chlordiazepoxide should be taken at the same time each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Chlordiazepoxide may cause serious problems if you take it in higher dosages or for a longer time period than your healthcare provider recommends (see Librium Addiction).

Dosing Information

The dose of chlordiazepoxide your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your age
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Chlordiazepoxide Dosing for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Chlordiazepoxide can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Chlordiazepoxide).

What If I Take an Overdose of Chlordiazepoxide?

People who take too much chlordiazepoxide may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Drowsiness
  • Slow reflexes
  • Confusion
  • Coma.
If you happen to take too much, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Librium Overdose for more information.)
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