Librium: Your Best Choice for Anxiety Disorders?
Librium usually prescribed?
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
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
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
Information and webpage by
Licensed Psychologist (Health and Geriatric Psychologist)
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