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Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium Dosage

Medically reviewed on October 20, 2016.

Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg-2.5 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Peptic Ulcer

Usual maintenance dose: 1 or 2 capsules orally 3 or 4 times a day before meals and at bedtime

Comments:
-Dosage should be individualized.
-Optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and individual patient response.

Use(s):
-Control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders
-Adjunctive treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis

Usual Adult Dose for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Usual maintenance dose: 1 or 2 capsules orally 3 or 4 times a day before meals and at bedtime

Comments:
-Dosage should be individualized.
-Optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and individual patient response.

Use(s):
-Control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders
-Adjunctive treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis

Usual Adult Dose for Enterocolitis

Usual maintenance dose: 1 or 2 capsules orally 3 or 4 times a day before meals and at bedtime

Comments:
-Dosage should be individualized.
-Optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and individual patient response.

Use(s):
-Control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders
-Adjunctive treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis

Usual Geriatric Dose for Peptic Ulcer

Maximum initial dose: 2 capsules orally per day; increase gradually as tolerated

Comments:
-Dosage should be individualized.
-Optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and individual patient response.

Use(s):
-Control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders
-Adjunctive treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis

Usual Geriatric Dose for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Maximum initial dose: 2 capsules orally per day; increase gradually as tolerated

Comments:
-Dosage should be individualized.
-Optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and individual patient response.

Use(s):
-Control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders
-Adjunctive treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis

Usual Geriatric Dose for Enterocolitis

Maximum initial dose: 2 capsules orally per day; increase gradually as tolerated

Comments:
-Dosage should be individualized.
-Optimum dosage varies with the diagnosis and individual patient response.

Use(s):
-Control emotional and somatic factors in gastrointestinal disorders
-Adjunctive treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

US BOXED WARNING(S): CONCOMITANT USE WITH OPIOIDS
-Concomitant use with opioids may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death.
-Reserve concomitant prescribing of these drugs for use in patients in whom alternative treatment options are inadequate.
-Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required.
-Follow patients for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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