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Chlordiazepoxide use while Breastfeeding

Drugs containing Chlordiazepoxide: Librium, Librax, Limbitrol, Libritabs, Poxi, Chlordinium, Limbitrol DS, Mitran, Clindex

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jan 4, 2021.

Chlordiazepoxide Levels and Effects while Breastfeeding

Summary of Use during Lactation

No information is available on the use of chlordiazepoxide during breastfeeding. Because the drug and metabolites could accumulate in the breastfed infant, an alternate drug may be preferred, especially while nursing a newborn or preterm infant.

Drug Levels

Chlordiazepoxide is metabolized to active compounds including demoxepam, desmethylchlordiazepoxide, desmethyldiazepam, and oxazepam. Chlordiazepoxide has a long half-life of 5 to 30 hours, and the half-lives of its metabolites range from 14 to 100 hours.

Maternal Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Infant Levels. Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects in Breastfed Infants

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Effects on Lactation and Breastmilk

Relevant published information was not found as of the revision date.

Alternate Drugs to Consider

Lorazepam, Midazolam, Oxazepam

Substance Identification

Substance Name

Chlordiazepoxide

CAS Registry Number

58-25-3

Drug Class

Breast Feeding

Lactation

Hypnotics and Sedatives

Anti-Anxiety Agents

Benzodiazepines

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