chlordiazepoxide-injection, Librium

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GENERIC NAME: CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE - INJECTION (klor-dye-azz-eh-POX-ide)

BRAND NAME(S): Librium

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: This medication is used to treat anxiety. It is also used for alcohol withdrawal.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein (IV) or muscle (IM) by a health care professional. The solution should be prepared just before using. Discard any unused solution. For IM use, prepare the solution only with the special liquid provided. For intravenous use, prepare the solution with saline or sterile water. Use this medication exactly as directed. Do not increase the dose or use it more often or continue using this for longer than prescribed.

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, headache or irritation at the injection site may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop: a rapid heart rate, chest pain, yellowing of eyes or skin, mood changes, coordination problems, strange thoughts, mental confusion, depression. A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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