clidinium/chlordiazepoxide - oral, Librax (cont.)
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to clidinium or chlordiazepoxide; or if you have any other allergies.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: glaucoma, enlarged prostate, problems with urination due to a blocked urinary tract, other stomach/intestinal problems (such as slow gut, blockage, ulcerative colitis, infection, little/no stomach acid, ileostomy/colostomy patients with diarrhea), overactive thyroid, heart problems (such as coronary artery disease, angina, congestive heart failure, fast/irregular heartbeat, heart problems due to severe bleeding), high blood pressure, heartburn problems (such as acid reflux, hiatal hernia, esophagus problems), a certain nervous system problem (autonomic neuropathy), myasthenia gravis, liver problems, kidney problems, breathing/lung problems, drug/alcohol abuse, mental/mood conditions (such as depression, thoughts of suicide, psychosis, schizophrenia), a certain blood disorder (porphyria).This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages.This medication may make you sweat less which can increase your risk for heat stroke, a very serious condition. Avoid activities that might cause you to overheat (such as doing strenuous work/exercise in hot weather, using hot tubs). Drink plenty of fluids, and dress lightly while in hot weather or when exercising. If you become overheated, stop exercising and promptly seek cooler shelter. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop a fever, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness.Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially drowsiness, confusion, unusual excitement, memory problems, constipation, urination problems, and unsteadiness.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Consult your doctor for more details. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant while taking this medication, tell your doctor immediately.This medication passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Therefore, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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