Chlordiazepoxide

Information about Chlordiazepoxide

Chlordiazepoxide uses

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

How chlordiazepoxide works

Chlordiazepoxide works 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 of chlordiazepoxide

Sleepiness, Slurred speech, Memory impairment, Fatigue, Uncoordinated body movements, Irritability, Dry mouth, Headache, Constipation, Dizziness, Depression.

Available Medicine for Chlordiazepoxide

  • ₹53 to ₹82
    Abbott India Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹44
    Jagsonpal Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹23 to ₹46
    Talent India
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹31 to ₹34
    A N Pharmacia
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹22 to ₹32
    Kivi Labs Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹21 to ₹23
    Shine Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹20 to ₹21
    Sigmund Promedica
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹19
    Thrift Pharmaceuticals
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹22 to ₹31
    Theo Pharma Pvt Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹2
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice for Chlordiazepoxide

  • 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 Chlordiazepoxide

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
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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.

Content on this page was last updated on 08 June, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)