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food
alcohol
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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Codep 37 tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
UNSAFE
Codep 37 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 CODEP 37

Chlordiazepoxide(NA)

Uses

Chlordiazepoxide is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.

How it works

Chlordiazepoxide 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
Imipramine(NA)

Uses

Imipramine is used in the treatment of depression.

How it works

Imipramine works in depression by increasing the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that helps in regulating mood.

Common side effects

Frequent urge to urinate, Acne-like rash, Altered libido, Change in appetite, Change in body weight, Constipation, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Excitement, Altered heart rate, Increased sweating, Muscle cramp, Slow speech, Walking difficulties, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye, Nightmare
Trihexyphenidyl(NA)

Uses

Trihexyphenidyl is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement and balance) and drug induced abnormal movements.

How it works

Trihexyphenidyl is an anticholinergic agent, which works by blocking the action of a chemical called acetylcholine on the nerves which results in relaxing of smooth muscles; thereby, reducing the rigidity of muscle spasm (sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles), tremor (uncontrolled shaking) and excessive salivation associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Confusion, Constipation, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Eye pain, Skin rash, Fever, Stomach upset, Tachycardia, Heart rate irregular, Vomiting, Diarrhoea
Trifluoperazine(NA)

Uses

Trifluoperazine is used in the treatment of schizophrenia (mental disorder in which patient interpret reality abnormally).

How it works

Trifluoperazine works by blocking the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger in the brain that affects thoughts and mood.

Common side effects

Agitation, Absence of menstrual periods, Blurred vision, Breast engorgement, Constriction of pupil, Decreased sexual function, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Dry mouth, Difficulty in urination, Increased production of breast milk, Insomnia, Lack of facial expression, Loss of appetite, Muscle weakness, Fainting, Running nose, Nasal congestion, Restlessness, Uncoordinated body movements, Water retention, Confusion, Swelling, Weakness, Weight gain

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Expert advice for CODEP 37

  • 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 CODEP 37

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.

Imipramine

Q.Is imipramine a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ tricyclic antidepressant/benzodiazepine?
Imipramine belongs to a class of medication called tricyclic antidepressants. It is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor/ anticholinergic/ benzodiazepine

Q.Is imipramine addictive?
No, imipramine is not addictive

Q.Is imipramine sedative?
It had sedative effect, due to its antihistaminergic effect

Q.Is imipramine good for anxiety?
Yes, imipramine may be used for the treatment of anxiety (panic disorder).

Trihexyphenidyl

Q.Does trihexyphenidyl get you high/ cause weight gain?
Trihexyphenidyl doesn't make you feel high. It does not cause weight gai

Q.Does trihexyphenidyl work?
Trihexyphenidyl works by blocking the action of a chemical called acetylcholine on the nerves which results in relaxing of smooth muscles; thereby, reducing the rigidity of muscle spasm (sudden involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles), tremor (uncontrolled shaking) and excessive salivation associated with Parkinson's disease.

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Content on this page was last updated on 07 February, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)