My Dr has just prescribed this for me, i'm only on my second day. Yesterday he recommended 20mg 4 times daily, but i didn't sleep last night so am trying 20mg tid and 40mg tonight. I've been told that as they are a benzodiazepine, they are highly addictive, any one have any experience? I'm taking them for alcohol withdrawal
The recommended chlordiazepoxide dose for treating alcohol withdrawal is chlordiazepoxide 50 mg to 100 mg per day initially, with repeated doses as necessary to control alcohol withdrawal symptoms (up to a maximum of 300 mg total per day).
The original chlordiazepoxide HCI and prototype for the benzodiazepine compounds, was synthesized and developed at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. It is a versatile therapeutic agent of proven value for the relief of anxiety. Chlordiazepoxide is among the safer of the effective psychopharmacologic compounds available, as demonstrated by extensive clinical evidence.
For more details, please do talk to your doc/pharmacist who prescribed the med., take care be well!
I wholeheartedly agree with everything listed in Rajive Goel's post. I take chlorldiazepoxide (Librium) 25mg 4 x daily, but for anxiety. I can't tell you that worrying about the addictive nature of benzodiazepines (BZDs) is slightly over hyped, ESPECIALLY, given the reason you are taking Librium, which differs from anxiety where an individual may take a BZD long-term. If you have a night of insomnia, I suggest that you put in a call for the prescribing doctor and EXPEXT one back promptly -- they make fantastic $$ off of our business, they owe us top notch customer service. Once you speak with your doctor, explain your insomnia and then let the issue be "owned" by him (you shouldn't have to try to figure out what to do). Typically physicians treat insomnia as a relatively serious event because they understand how critically important sleep patterns and sleep hygeine are to our health.
- Chlordiazepoxide Information for Consumers
- Chlordiazepoxide Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chlordiazepoxide (detailed)
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