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Chlordiazepoxide Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5 mg10 mg25 mg100 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Geriatric Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety

Mild to moderate anxiety: 5 or 10 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day
Severe anxiety: 20 or 25 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day

Use: Relief of mild, moderate, and severe anxiety disorders

Usual Adult Dose for Light Sedation

On days preceding surgery, 5 to 10 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day

Use: Relief of preoperative apprehension and anxiety

Usual Adult Dose for Alcohol Withdrawal

50 to 100 mg orally, followed by repeated doses as needed until agitation is controlled
Maximum dose: 300 mg orally per day

Use: Relief of withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism

Usual Geriatric Dose for Anxiety

Elderly or debilitated patients:
5 mg orally, 2 to 4 times per day

Use: Relief of mild, moderate, and severe anxiety disorders

Usual Pediatric Dose for Anxiety

6 years or older:
5 mg orally, 2 to 4 times per day; this may be increased to 10 mg orally, 2 to 3 times per day

Use: Relief of mild, moderate, and severe anxiety disorders

Renal Dose Adjustments

Renal impairment: Use with caution

Liver Dose Adjustments

Hepatic impairment: Use with caution

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

US Controlled Substance: Schedule IV

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:
-Protect from light

Monitoring:
-Psychiatric: Patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or patients with a marked personality disorder should be monitored frequently.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be cautioned against performing activities requiring complete mental alertness, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle.

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