How much is too much?
dosage: How do you take this anti-anxiety medication?
You should take
your Librium dosage exactly as prescribed.
If you miss
a Librium dosage…
You should take
your Librium dosage as soon as you remember. If it is within an hour or so of
when you're scheduled to take your next dose, you should skip the missed dose
and get back to your normal schedule as soon as possible. You should never take
two doses at the same time.
always store your medications away from heat, moisture and light.
Dosages : Adults
moderate anxiety- The usual Librium dosage is 5 - 10 mg, three or four times
anxiety- The usual dose is 20 - 25 mg three or four times per day.
apprehension before surgery- On days before surgery, the usual dosage is 5 -
10 mg three or four times per day.
symptoms of alcohol withdrawal- The usual starting Librium dosage is 50 –
100 mg. The physician will usually repeat this dose up to 300 mg per day, until
the level of agitation has been adequately controlled. The doctor may then
reduce the dosage as much as possible.
dosage : Children
Librium dosage for children six years of age or older is 5 mg, anywhere from two
to four times per day. Some children may need to take as much as 10 mg two or
three times per day. This medication is not usually recommended for children
under the age of six.
Dosage : Older adults
will usually limit the doses to as small amount as possible in order to avoid
sedating the individual too much, or negatively effecting their level of
coordination. For older adults, the usual Librium dosage is 5 mg two to four
times per day
taken in excess of the prescribed amount may have serious negative effects. If
you suspect an overdosage of Librium you should seek medical attention
immediately. Some of the symptoms of overdosage include coma, confusion,
sleepiness and slow reflexes.
Information provided by
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
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Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate
(Health and Geriatric Psychologist)
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