chlordiazepoxide-injection, Librium (cont.)

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.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease, seizure disorders, allergies. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Alcoholic beverages will intensify these effects. Limit alcohol intake. Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication makes you drowsy. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this medication. This drug may pass into breast milk and have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

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