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Limbitrol DS Side Effects

Generic Name: amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Limbitrol DS.

For the Consumer

Applies to amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide: oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

Less common:
  • Blurred vision or other changes in vision
  • confusion or hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)
  • constipation
  • difficulty in urinating
  • eye pain
  • fainting
  • irregular heartbeat
  • mental depression
  • shakiness
  • trouble in sleeping
  • unusual excitement, nervousness, or irritability
Rare
  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • skin rash and itching
  • sore throat and fever
  • yellow eyes or skin
Symptoms of overdose:
  • Agitation
  • confusion
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • dizziness or lightheadedness (severe)
  • drowsiness (severe)
  • enlarged pupils
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • hallucinations
  • muscle stiffness or rigidity
  • vomiting (severe)

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Bloating
  • clumsiness or unsteadiness
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • drowsiness
  • dryness of mouth or unpleasant taste
  • headache
  • weight gain
Less common:
  • Diarrhea
  • nausea or vomiting
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Side Effects: Post Treatment

After you stop taking this drug, it is possible that you may still experience side effects that need medical attention. If you notice any of the following side effects check with your doctor immediately:

  • Convulsions (seizures)
  • headache
  • increased sweating
  • irritability or restlessness
  • muscle cramps
  • nausea or vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • trembling
  • trouble with sleeping, and vivid dreams

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to amitriptyline / chlordiazepoxide: oral tablet

General

The most frequently reported side effects included drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, and blurred vision.[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Apprehension, confusion, delusions, drug habituation/dependence, dysphoria, euphoria, hallucinations, hypomania, impotence, increased/decreased libido, insomnia, poor concentration, restlessness, vivid dreams, withdrawal symptoms[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Ataxia, convulsions, dizziness, drowsiness, EEG pattern changes, extrapyramidal symptoms, extremity numbness/tingling/paresthesia, headache, incoordination, peculiar taste, stroke, syncope, tremor[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Abdominal cramps, black tongue, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth, epigastric distress, nausea, paralytic ileus, parotid swelling, stomatitis, tongue edema, vomiting[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Alopecia, face edema, increased perspiration, photosensitization, pruritus, purpura, skin rash, sweating, urticaria[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Arrhythmias, heart block, hypertension, hypotension, myocardial infarction, palpitations, tachycardia[Ref]

Genitourinary

Frequency not reported: Breast enlargement, galactorrhea, minor menstrual abnormalities, testicular swelling, urinary frequency, urinary retention, urinary tract dilation[Ref]

Hematologic

Frequency not reported: Agranulocytosis, bone marrow depression, eosinophilia, granulocytopenia, thrombocytopenia

Metabolic

Frequency not reported: Anorexia, blood sugar level elevation/lowering, weight gain/loss[Ref]

Other

Frequency not reported: Fatigue, lethargy, malaise, weakness[Ref]

Ocular

Frequency not reported: Accommodation disturbance, blurred vision, mydriasis[Ref]

Hepatic

Frequency not reported: Hepatic dysfunction, jaundice[Ref]

Endocrine

Frequency not reported: Gynecomastia, syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) secretion[Ref]

Musculoskeletal

Frequency not reported: Muscle cramps[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Nasal congestion[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide (amitriptyline-chlordiazepoxide)." Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc, Morgantown, WV.

Not all side effects for Limbitrol DS may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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