chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is chlordiazepoxide-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

Chlordiazepoxide is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category D. Due to the risk of potential harm to the fetus, use of chlordiazepoxide during pregnancy is not recommended.

This medication is thought to be excreted into breast milk. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, use in nursing mothers is not recommended.

What else should I know about chlordiazepoxide-oral?

What preparations of chlordiazepoxide-oral are available?

Oral capsules: 5, 10, and 25 mg

How should I keep chlordiazepoxide-oral stored?

Capsules should be stored at room temperature, between 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams; PharmD., Ph.D.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/10/2017
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