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Librium User Reviews & Ratings

Librium has an average rating of 8.7 out of 10 from a total of 172 reviews on Drugs.com. 85% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 8% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Librium

  • Barbi
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 16, 2019

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I have drank my whole life since early high school. I am now 46. I wasn't drunk all the time but always loved to drink. My husband developed an addiction to opiates, and I started drinking all the time to deal with my emotions. Large amounts of alcohol, half gallon of vodka a day. I missed a lot of work, and luckily I never got fired. I would take a couple of shots in the morning just to go to work. I finally reached out to my doctor for help. He prescribed Librium, and I have been on it for 5 days. It has helped so much with my tremors and withdrawal symptoms. I am now 5 days sober and hope I can do it forever."

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  • August 11, 2019

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I've been drinking since I was 18. I'm 51. I've been drinking vodka and wine almost daily for the past few years now. I had a recent binge over a long weekend and started experiencing severe uncontrollable total-body tremors/shakes the next day, which required an ER visit. They put me on Ativan and a saline drip for dehydration. I was prescribed Librium; 10mg 3 times a day. That was 5 days ago, and I haven't wanted a drink since. I don't think I ever will again because I actually thought I was going to die. It's been a long time since I felt like this, and I forgot how good it feels to be sober for more than a day. I'm hoping to keep it that way."

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  • Botto...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 16, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Went to the hospital due to the horrible effects of alcohol withdrawal. Misery was the state I was in. Shaking hands and cold sweats were just part of the problem. I was given Librium. Anyway, I felt as if the gates of Hell were lifted off of me. I almost instantly felt better. I was given 2 capsules (50 mg) every 6 hours on Day One and on the fourth and last day, 25mg every 8 hours. This medication was a life-saver for me. It took all the miserable effects of alcohol withdrawal away, as far as I'm concerned. I highly recommend this medicine for alcohol detox. The alternative is hours upon hours of Hell. You don't have to go through that. Take my word for it."

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  • Lucky...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • December 22, 2019

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I have been an alcoholic for years and for the last 8 very, very heavy vodka drinker. I started an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and didn’t think that I would have alcohol withdrawals, I was so wrong! I started shaking, my BP spiked, felt sick, and all of the other stuff that comes from alcohol withdrawals. I frantically looked for a place to do medical detox but couldn’t find one under $1,000 a day (I don’t have health insurance). My therapist referred me to a Dr. who does a Librium taper outpatient. Within 1 hour of starting my taper all of my withdrawals were completely gone. After my taper was done and I had 7 days clean, I decided to give myself the best chance medically possible and started on the Vivitrol monthly injections. That in combination with IOP, my therapist, and daily AA meetings, my life has completely changed. I give Librium a 10/10 because it definitely got me through my alcohol withdrawals! Good luck to all of you on your journeys."

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  • Armagh...
  • February 12, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Had been drinking in excess of 15-20 cans of beer a day for as long as I can remember. No appetite, losing weight, and throwing up every morning. Went through DT's last year - horrendous - sweats, shakes, hallucinations. I had Librium, but it was too little, too late, and I fell off the wagon very quickly. Finally had enough and went to see my doctor with the support of my wife. I have been on a reducing dose of Librium for a week now and never felt better. I am eating well, sleeping well, not throwing up every day, and feeling more positive than I have for a long time. I am drinking flavored water and feeling good. I am going to concentrate on getting fit. Thanks to family, friends, and GP for help and support."

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  • MrNeil
  • March 24, 2013

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Been heavy drinker for nearly 30 years. On my 7th day of home detox using Librium. It works, is all I can say. Also take acamprosate 3 times daily to help with cravings, they both work wonders. My skin is looking healthy, I feel healthier and am looking forward for the first time in years. I'm only 44, want to start enjoying life, seeing my kids/grandchildren grow up. Don't give up on yourself is my only message."

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  • Davey...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • October 5, 2013

For Alcohol Withdrawal "It's essential! As a doctor, I know you cannot withdraw from alcohol safely without it. It can and should be prescribed for use in domestic detox (UK regulations). A colleague prescribed this for me when my symptoms worsened, and I went home and spent four days thinking about my life. This medicine will save lives during detox, but you have to make it on your own from there. Plan your detox! Buy the right fresh food and vegetables. Take Vitamin B supplements to protect the brain. Tell the people you love about your problem, get them involved, stay away from other alcohol users and alcohol. One day at a time! I wrote in my bedroom ceiling as many reasons to not drink as I could think of, and that is still the first thing I see when I wake up."

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  • Moe
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 10, 2020

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Was a daily alcohol drinker for 2 years straight. Tried to quit on my own but got horrible withdrawals...sweating, shaking, insomnia, crippling anxiety. Went to my doctor and was prescribed Librium 10mg 3x a day for 10 days. I’m now on day 7 and I feel amazing! It can make me super tired at times but that beats having insomnia! My appetite is back to normal, I have no anxiety, my hands are still a little shaky but that’s okay! Librium saved my life!"

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  • January 6, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Heavy drinker for 15 years decided to just stop on my own. Big mistake. All was well until day 3 on Xmas eve. I was rushed to hospital. Skyrocketed blood pressure rapid heartbeat shaking at 1:00 in the morning. Was given Librium and within the hour was feeling better along with an IV. They let me go home in the morning and gave me a prescription of 25 mg. Four 25 mg pills on day one, three on day 2, two on day 3, and one on day 4. Made me a little tired but not a withdrawal symptom to speak of. In AA now and doing well on week 3. Medication was excellent. Go to a doctor if you're looking to stop drinking; do not try it cold turkey. There is really no need to."

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  • rdawg
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 30, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Librium is the best thing out there. I've drunk my entire life. Never tried anything else to wean off of alcohol but Librium. It does make you tired. But who gives a turkey. It sure beats coming off of alcohol with nothing and going through hell."

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  • nate
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • November 4, 2019

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I'm 23 and I've been a heavy drinker since I was about 16 and when I quit drinking I experienced severe withdrawal symptoms. I was shaking, sweating, had a high heart rate, extreme confusion, unable to keep water or food down, and I had really bad insomnia to the point where I profusely sweat or shivered because I was too cold and did not sleep for 3 days. I started having a seizure at work and was taken to the ER. They gave me Librium. The Librium helped immensely. I was able to function normally, sleep an entire night, & it completely stopped the shaking and tremors and made me feel totally normal again. If you are reading this and you're experiencing withdrawal from alcohol, I highly recommend you go to the ER (even if you can't afford it - alcohol withdrawal can be fatal so don't tough it out.) and get treatment. It can save your life."

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  • Vodka...
  • June 25, 2016

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I have been a heavy drinker for many years, substituting Vodka for lunch and dinner. After I found I could barely write due to shakiness, I went to my doctor. He prescribed Naltrexone, Campral, and Librium. It has worked wonders! So far, no urge to drink, no side effects, and sleeping better than I have in years. (I must admit that I am somewhat tired, but so what!) The fog is slowly beginning to lift and I am feeling joy once again. If I can do it, anyone can! This is a lifesaver."

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  • Silly...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • June 6, 2013

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I've been a heavy drinker for all my adult life, and a mother of 3. Ended up extremely depressed as just could not stop. Ended up in hospital as took overdose as just couldn't cope with the addiction anymore. 20 years of it. Glad I did it though as now am getting the help I so need. Started on Librium 4 days ago, and have a nurse visit me at home daily. It is working wonders for me. Still dry heave and slightly shake and sweat, the second night was awful as had awful dreams and was seeing stuff, but WOW now what a huge difference. Recommend it highly, it's helping me and my family so so much. Just hope myself and all of the above keep up the good work! Good luck to you all."

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  • tattoo...
  • February 5, 2013

For Alcohol Withdrawal "27 years old, been drinking for 15 years. 3 cases of beer and 6 to 9 pints of hard liquor a day. Tried to quit on my own for months, kept relapsing from pain. Lost my family, now on Librium for two days and better than ever, and will not go through this again. Feeling like death is not worth your children and a good woman."

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  • Drink...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 25, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "This medicine is/was a lifesaver. I was continuously drinking. My alcohol of choice was always beer; however, I often mixed Vodka into the mix. My heavy drinking was for years, at least 10-12. The further I got down the road, the more I had to drink every day. To the point where I, at times, had to drink a beer to get back to sleep because I knew my blood pressure was out of hand from withdrawal. After the prescription to Librium, the effects were immediate. Withdrawal is now far behind me. On to a sober life."

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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • November 3, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I have been an alcoholic for the better part of 25 years, was in detox five times during that period, and finally seemed to get the abuse out of my life after an intense 28-day program. A week ago, I discovered my girlfriend was messaging another man she used to date. It was a trigger I just could not handle and started drinking again. Within a day, I was back to where I left off eight months ago. I couldn't do detox again because of work, so I went to see my doctor who prescribed Chlordiazepoxide. The effects were felt within the hour; shakes were completely gone. I continued to take the medication for four days, and I have been great since. Highly recommend."

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  • November 7, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I'm 38 and have been drinking most of my adult life. During my 30s, I drank just about every night. Eventually my tolerance level reached 6-8 (sometimes 10) high alcohol content beers per day (and I am a small-framed woman). I'd tried to quit cold turkey a few times but only lasted two days with intense withdrawals of shaking, severe anxiety, sweating, and night terrors. I had never had an experience with DTs or having to go to the ER, but I was scared of that. My doctor prescribed me 10mg of Librium to take at home with instructions to take 4-8 capsules per day depending on how I felt. So far I'm on Day 20 of sobriety with no anxiety, cravings, withdrawals, or side effects. Works great for withdrawing!"

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  • duglu...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 23, 2016

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I have had many detoxes, sadly enough. Librium definitely takes the edge off of alcohol withdrawal. I have 62 days today, and something that helps keep me going is remembering what I went through my last time I needed a Librium taper. I hope maybe thinking about how sick I was helps prevent me from drinking. Maybe this will help someone."

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  • ithelps
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • September 20, 2014

For Anxiety "I had taken Librium for around 20 years off and on for anxiety and panic attacks. I only take a small dose, but it has always been very effective. Anytime I didn't need it, it was easy to get off of it. I take it as needed. I would recommend it to anyone as it seems to have no side effects with me."

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  • Shawn
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • August 10, 2018

For Anxiety "Librium worked like a charm for me. It is the original benzo discovered completely on accident. It led to Valium and then eventually all the others. Unlike the more modern medications in the benzodiazepine class, Librium is not fast acting, which was fine for me. Ativan, Klonapin, or Xanax would work, but kick in quickly, (which I assume is good for panic attacks) and had me feeling loopy and dizzy. With Librium, there was less side effects. I felt normal, just minus the anxiety. Also easy to stop taking altogether without any withdrawal symptoms."

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  • Daddy...
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • August 7, 2016

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I was drinking the 720 ml every 24 hrs. of Captain Morgan rum, that's the largest bottle they sell. I was spending over $750 a month. I was given Librium to take 3 times a day. The first day, I still went through some light withdrawals, mainly the shakes. Usually, the withdrawals were shakes, bad difficulty breathing, throwing up, light-headed, feet and hands going numb, blood pressure skyrocketing, and super bad headaches. That first day was just shakes, I had already even lost the impulse to go and buy some. Day 2, I only took 2. Day 3, I only had to take 1. I took 1 every 24 hrs the next 4 days and no longer needed them. It was very effective for me. Anyone who wants to quit, that's a good way to go. Be responsible though."

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  • Eddie...
  • February 15, 2016

For Alcohol Withdrawal "About a year ago I did a 30-day in-house rehab for alcohol. Worked great, sober for 6 months. Then slowly began to relapse. 1 year later, back to a fifth of vodka a day for the last three months. If I didn't have a drink upon waking, I would dry heave, shake, sweat. Snuck vodka at work in a water bottle, sipped all. I began losing bowel and bladder control. That's when I got scared. Couldn't afford in-house detox, so I got a script for Librium. 100mg 4x a day on Day 1, which was pretty rough. No dry heaving though, which was a relief. Still pretty shaky. Day 2, 25 every 4 hours. Shakes were much better, appetite returning. Day 3, 25 twice daily in the morning and bedtime. Feel remarkable. No desire to drink. Eating healthy and feel myself getting stronger. Librium saved my life."

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  • Bette...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • February 26, 2016

For Alcohol Withdrawal "I have had a drinking problem for many years now. I knew it was really bad when the next morning I would feel shaky, heart pounding, feeling like I would die. My doctor gave me a prescription to take Librium for 4 days, I think. Well, it worked, but stupid me would go right back to the bottle, then take more Librium for a couple of days. This cycle lasted for about 3 years. I am finally ready to admit I have a drinking problem, and will only say we all need AA to keep from relapsing. I want a better life than this and am thankful for mine! Librium has been saving my life now for 3 years. Now I want to quit drinking altogether and quit Librium finally! We are strong and can do it!"

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  • Miss...
  • September 11, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "Having had a serious addiction to alcohol for 8 years, and oscillated between sobriety and extreme alcoholism, I have had Librium on more occasions than I wish to remember. Under NO condition self-detox or go cold turkey. It's not like what you see in the media about locking a heroin addict in a room for 3 days of hell and then they are fine. Alcohol withdrawals will KILL you. I have tapered myself on several occasions, and suffered seizures, extreme sickness, sweats etc. Librium won't cure you of the disease, but will stop you from dying when trying to get sober. Every time you have to detox, your body becomes a bit more used to Librium, and your detox is longer."

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  • goods...
  • July 13, 2014

For Alcohol Withdrawal "After years of hard drinking, I woke up yesterday in the throes of death. Hands shaking so hard I couldn't type. Sweating. Spasms. Vomiting. Trouble breathing. I couldn't even walk; my legs were like Jell-O. Having had hallucinations and seizures in the past from withdrawals, I had two options: go get beer (not an option, I was having panic attacks), or go to the ER. I opted for the ER. They gave me Librium an hour later, and every symptom stopped in about 30 minutes. The doc gave me a prescription for a week, and sent me on my way. I figured I'd start the next day; however, I found sleep that night impossible. I decided to take 2 Librium at 4 am and slept for 7 hours. I'm not even sure how I can type right now."

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