chlordiazepoxide (Librium) (cont.)

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Examples of CYP3A4 inhibitors are:

Additionally, inducers of the CYP 3A4 enzymes may increase the activity of these enzymes and cause blood levels of chlordiazepoxide to decrease.

Examples of CYP 3A4 inducers are:

Chlordiazepoxide has depressant effects on the central nervous system. Medications which have similar activity may increase the risk for drowsiness, respiratory depression, and other CNS depressant effects. Therefore, co-administration with alcohol, kava-kava, other benzodiazepines, and opiates should generally be avoided.

PREGNANCY: 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.

NURSING MOTHERS: 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.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/22/2014


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