Librium 25mg | 10mg (for alcohol withdrawal) is a wonderful medication that is used to treat anxiety disorders in adults. Librium effectively treats generalized anxiety disorders that include mild to moderate to severe anxiety. Librium also treats panic attacks. Librium is also known to treat preoperative apprehension, occurring prior to undergoing any surgical procedure. Apart from treating anxiety, Librium is widely used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptom
Mode of action of Librium:
Librium constitutes of Chlordiazepoxide as the main functional moiety. Chlordiazepoxide acts by binding to specific benzodiazepine binding sites on GABA receptors in CNS, including brain and spinal cord. This results in increased binding of inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA to GABA (A) receptor, therefore enhancing the chlorine influx through GABA receptor that results in anxiolytic and sedative action.
The dosing schedule of Librium:
The recommended dose of Librium is 10mg available in the form of a capsule. For treating mild to moderate anxiety, you need to take 10 mg of Librium orally, 2-3 times a day. For treating moderate to severe form of anxiety, take 20-25mg of Librium orally, 2-3 times a day. For treating preoperative anxiety, you will have to take 10mg of Librium orally on the days preceding surgery. For the treatment of alcohol, withdrawal symptoms take 50-100mg of Librium orally until the agitation is under control.
Contraindications of Librium:
- Do not take Librium if you have an allergy towards Chlordiazepoxide or any other ingredient present in this medication.
- Do not use Librium if you are suffering from bipolar disorder or suicidal thoughts.
- If you are suffering from any renal or hepatic disorder then do not use Librium.
Noxious effects of Librium:
The commonly seen noxious effects of Librium are dizziness, sedation, nausea, headache, sleepiness, irregular menstruation, and constipation, drowsiness, confusion, ataxia, blurring of vision, loss of libido and skin rashes.
Precautionary measures taken with Librium:
- Driving and operating heavy machinery is inadvisable while using Librium.
- It is inadvisable to consume alcohol and any other sedatives while using Librium.
- Do not increase the dose of Librium without consulting your doctor first.
- Do not take Librium for a longer time as it may be habit forming.
- Do not stop taking Librium suddenly as it may exhibit withdrawal symptoms.