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Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Libral Tablet

Uses of Libral Tablet

Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of depression.

Libral Tablet side effects


Side Effects of Libral are Constipation, Difficulty in urination, Weight gain, Confusion, Orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure on standing), Tiredness, Blurred vision, Dryness in mouth, Increased heart rate, Uncoordinated body movement, Depression, Memory impairement.

How to use Libral 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. Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Libral Tablet works

Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide which treat depression. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant which increases the levels of chemical messengers in the brain that help in regulating the mood and treat depression. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine (BZD) which works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

In Depth Information on Libral Tablet

Libral Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Libral Tablet
Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Libral 12.5 mg/5 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.
Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Libral 12.5 mg/5 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Libral Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Libral Tablet

Q. Are there any important warning associated with use of Libral?
Libral may increase suicidal thoughts or actions in some patient, in the first few months of treatment. Patients having mood or behaviour disorder have high risk of suicidal thoughts and actions. You should pay close attention and report your doctor of any behaviour or mood changes. Make sure that you visit the doctor for the follow-up appointments as scheduled.
Q. Can I stop taking Libral when my symptoms are relieved?
No, you should continue to take Libral even if you feel well. If you stop Libral suddenly, serious withdrawal symptoms may occur. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.
Q. How to manage weight gain associated with the use of Libral?
There are reports that suggest association weight gain with the use of Libral. If you keep good eating habits and exercise regularly, you might not gain any weight. An important to remember: It is easier to stop weight gain than losing increased weight.
Q. Can the use of Libral cause sleepiness?
Yes, Libral can make you feel sleepy. At the beginning of your treatment: do not drive, operate machinery, work at heights, or participate in potentially dangerous activities till you know how this medicine affects you.
Q. Can the use of Libral affect my sexual life?
Sexual side effects are common with the use of Libral in both men and women. Different sexual problems can occur due to Libral like decreased sexual desire, erectile dysfunction (inability to develop or maintain erection during the sexual activity) and orgasm problem. It can also cause a decrease in satisfaction and comfort while having sex. If you experience these problems, discuss with your doctor.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Libral?
No, do not drink alcohol while you are taking Libral. Drinking alcohol can increase the severity of drowsiness or sleepiness caused by Libral.
Q. Can the use of Libral change the colour of urine?
Yes, Libral can the change the colour of the urine to blue or green colour. This change of colour is expected while using Libral, and it is not harmful. Your urine colour will be normal once you stop taking Libral.
Q. How long does Libral take to work?
Everybody responds differently to treatment. In general, it can take several weeks to feel the full benefits of Libral, although some people will start to feel better sooner. When taking Libral, it’s important to give it time to work.

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