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ANXIZIDE 20MG TABLET

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Composition for ANXIZIDE

Chlordiazepoxide(20 mg)

food interaction for ANXIZIDE

alcohol interaction for ANXIZIDE

pregnancy interaction for ANXIZIDE

lactation interaction for ANXIZIDE

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Anxizide 20mg tablet at a fixed time.
Anxizide 20mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Anxizide 20mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ANXIZIDE

Chlordiazepoxide(20 mg)

Uses

Anxizide 20mg tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

How it works

Anxizide 20mg tablet induces sleep and controls seizures or fits by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Common side effects

Drowsiness, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Loss of appetite, Stomach upset, Weakness, Fatigue

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Expert advice for ANXIZIDE

  • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
     
  • Chlordiazepoxide may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
  • Do not discontinue the use of Chlordiazepoxide, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
  • Chlordiazepoxide may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
  • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
  • Avoid driving after taking Chlordiazepoxide as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Chlordiazepoxide, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

Frequently asked questions for ANXIZIDE

Chlordiazepoxide

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide work and what does chlordiazepoxide treat?
Chlordiazepoxide is used for the short-term (2-4 weeks only) treatment of severe anxiety, which may occur alone or in association with sleeping problems (insomnia) or personality/behavioral disorders. It may also be used to treat muscle spasms, and to relieve alcohol withdrawal symptoms

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide/chlordiazepoxide + clidinium a narcotic/controlled drug or substance?
Chlordiazepoxide is not a narcotic drug. Chlordiazepoxide is classified by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a Schedule IV controlled substance. Any medicine which contains chlordiazepoxide alone or in combination with other drugs will be treated as a controlled substance and will require prescription for purchase

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide a benzodiazepine?
Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide addictive?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide is not recommended for long term use as it may increase the risk of dependence

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide the same as diazepam?
No. Chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are not the same; however, they both belong to the same class of drug known as benzodiazepines

Q.Is chlordiazepoxide stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as chlordiazepoxide called benzodiazepines. Chlordiazepoxide used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Xanax (alprazolam) is used to treat severe anxiety and severe anxiety associated with depression

Q.Can I take ibuprofen with chlordiazepoxide?
Chlordiazepoxide has no known harmful interaction with ibuprofen. Always consult your physician for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide make you sleepy?
Yes, chlordiazepoxide may make you sleepy

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide cause weight gain/constipation?
Chlordiazepoxide is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide get you high?
Chlordiazepoxide does have the risk of causing dependence on long term use due to the calming effects, which may be described by some as ‘getting high

Q.Does chlordiazepoxide expire?
Yes. Chlordiazepoxide drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

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Content on this page was last updated on 23 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)