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Librium

Name

Librium, chlordiazepoxide, Libritabs, Mitran, Poxi, lib

What Is It?

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) is used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and tension associated with anxiety disorders.

It is also used to reduce symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal.

It’s a member of a class of tranquilizers known as benzodiazepines, which includes Valium and Halcion.

Abuse

Librium (chlordiazepoxide) is habit forming.

It is also possible to overdose. Overdose symptoms include sleepiness, dizziness, confusion, a slow heart beat, difficulty breathing, difficulty walking and talking, an appearance of being drunk, and unconsciousness.

After several weeks of use withdrawal effects may occur if it is stopped suddenly.

It can increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness, including antidepressants, alcohol, antihistamines, sedatives, pain relievers and muscle relaxants.

Side effects may include:

  • 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 (yellowing of the skin or eyes).