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Librium: Your Best Choice for Anxiety Disorders? 

 

Brand Name: Librium

Generic Name: Chlordiazepoxide 

Why is Librium usually prescribed? 

librium 5 mg. Librium is usually prescribed for anxiety disorders.  It is frequently prescribed for short-term relief of anxiety symptoms, withdrawal from acute alcoholism as well as for anxiety and apprehension prior to surgery.  Librium belongs to the family of anxiety medications referred to as benzodiazepines.

 What are some of the more important facts related to this anti-anxiety drug? 

Librium is habit-forming and you can become dependent upon it.  You should make sure not to quit taking this medication abruptly as you may experience withdrawal symptoms. You should always be careful not to discontinue this drug or change your dose without your doctor's approval. 

  Why should this anti-anxiety drug not be prescribed? 

Librium should not be prescribed if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to this medication or similar tranquilizers.  If you're experiencing anxiety or everyday stress you should probably not take Librium.  You should always discuss your symptoms with your physician. 

 

Special information if you're pregnant or breast-feeding: 

Librium should not be used if you're pregnant or planning to become pregnant as there may be an increased risk of birth defects.  This antianxiety drug may appear in breast milk and could affect a nursing infant.  If the medication is essential to your health, your doctor may advise you to discontinue breast-feeding until your treatment with Librium and has been concluded.

Information provided by The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition

 Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic  MA Licensed Psychologist   Ph.D. Candidate  (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)

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