I suffer from some anxiety and sleeplessness recently due to some domestic problems. My doctor prescribed Librax 5mg for me to take before bed time. Is Librax appropriete for my conditions since the drug seems to be used for IBS and intestinal problems?
Yes you are right, but based on a review of this drug by the National Academy of Sciences —National Research Council and/or other information, FDA has classified the indications as follows:
“Possibly” effective: as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of peptic ulcer and in the treatment of the irritable bowel syndrome (irritable colon, spastic colon, mucous colitis) and acute enterocolitis.
Final classification of the less-than-effective indications requires further investigation.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Because of the varied individual responses to tranquilizers and anticholinergics, the optimum dosage of Librax varies with the diagnosis and response of the individual patient. The dosage, therefore, should be individualized for maximum beneficial effects. The usual maintenance dose is 1 or 2 capsules, 3 or 4 times a day administered before meals and at bedtime.
It could also be prescribed as an tranquilizers, would however recommend that you try & seek a second opinion, take care & be well!
- Librax Information for Consumers
- Librax Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Librax (detailed)
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