GENERIC NAME: chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide
BRAND NAME: Librax
DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and clidinium bromide (Librax) combines the anti-anxiety action of chlordiazepoxide and the antispasmodic effects of clidinium. It also blocks the acid secretion of the gastrointestinal tract and inhibits the action of nerves that are very active in certain diseases. The FDA classifies the combination as possibly effective as additional therapy for treatment of peptic ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), GI spasms and some intestinal infections.
GENERIC AVAILABLE: yes
PREPARATIONS: Capsules: 5mg chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and 2.5mg clidinium bromide.
STORAGE: Capsules should be stored at room temperature in a tightly close container.
PRESCRIBED FOR: Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride/clidinium bromide may be effective as therapy for peptic ulcer disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It also may be useful in the management of acute gastroenteritis.
DOSING: Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride/clidinium bromide may be taken with or without food. Take 1 to two capsules every 6 to 8 hours before meals and at bedtime.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride/ clidinium bromide should not be used in people with glaucoma or urinary retention (difficulty urinating) due to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) because clidinium blocks the action of choline, increasing intraocular pressure and causing difficulty urinating. Chlordiazepoxide has sedative effects and should not be combined with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants.
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