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Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Equilibrium Tablet

Equilibrium Tablet side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements

How to use Equilibrium Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Equilibrium Tablet works

Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Equilibrium Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Equilibrium 10 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Equilibrium Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • If you are taking Equilibrium 10 mg Tablet for the treatment of anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • If you have been taking this medicine for a long time, regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, and muscle pain.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Equilibrium

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Alcohol withdrawal should be done under the supervision of a Doctor.
Heavy habit of alcohol consumption proscribe some medicines for alcohol withdrawal
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Pathologist
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. Does Equilibrium work and what does Equilibrium treat?

Equilibrium 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 Equilibrium a benzodiazepine?

Equilibrium belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines

Q. Is Equilibrium addictive?

Yes. Equilibrium 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 Equilibrium stronger than Xanax?

Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Equilibrium called benzodiazepines. Equilibrium 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 Equilibrium make you sleepy?

Yes, Equilibrium may make you sleepy

Q. Does Equilibrium cause weight gain/constipation?

Equilibrium is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation

Q. Does Equilibrium get you high?

Equilibrium 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 Equilibrium expire?

Yes. Equilibrium drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.

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