Librate 10 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Librate Tablet
Librate 10 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal and severe anxiety.
Librate Tablet side effects
Common
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Sleepiness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Uncoordinated body movements
How to use Librate 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. Librate 10 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Librate 10 mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
How Librate Tablet works
Librate 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.
Librate Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Librate 10 mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Librate 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
Librate 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 Librate 10 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or affect your concentration and this may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
Librate 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Librate 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Librate 10 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Librate 10 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Librate Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Librate 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 Librate 10 mg Tablet for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Librate 10 mg Tablet, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Librate 10 mg Tablet is very high.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Librate with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Valkid
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Brand(s): Oxzey
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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Librate

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Psychiatrist
Based in your clinical history, your doctor plans the type of medicine and it's dose and duration. For first episode of anxiety/ depression/ panic, the usual maintenance phase is 6 months of asymptomatic period, after which medicines can be gradually tapered. But treatment may need to continue longer depending on severity and frequency of episodes. To take any decision to change medication or stop them, several factors have to be taken in account for which regular follow up with your psychiatrist is important. For second opinion, seek a proper consultation with another psychiatrist and take along your previous prescriptions.
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FAQs

Q. Does Librate work and what does Librate treat?
Librate 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 Librate a benzodiazepine?
Librate belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines
Q. Is Librate addictive?
Yes. Librate 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 Librate stronger than Xanax?
Xanax is a trade name for active drug alprazolam which belongs to the same group of medicines as Librate called benzodiazepines. Librate 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 Librate make you sleepy?
Yes, Librate may make you sleepy
Q. Does Librate cause weight gain/constipation?
Librate is not known to cause weight gain/ constipation
Q. Does Librate get you high?
Librate 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 Librate expire?
Yes. Librate drug has expiry date. Refer to the label instruction of the medicine for detailed information regarding expiry of the drug.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Jan 2018.
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