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By Medicover Hospitals / 10 March 2021
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  • Librax is a prescription medication that is used to treat stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and acute enterocolitis, which is an infection of the colon. Librax contains the medicines HCl chlordiazepoxide and bromide clidinium. Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea or constipation). Prevents sudden muscle spasms to relieve stomach pain and cramps. It also promotes easy gas passage to reduce stomach discomfort.
    1. Librax Uses
    2. Librax side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Missed Dose
    5. Overdose
    6. Storage
    7. Librax vs Librium
    8. Frequently Asked Questions
    9. Citations

    Librax Uses

  • This medicine is a combination of 2 drugs, clidinium, and chlordiazepoxide. It is used along with some other drugs to treat stomach and intestinal disorders (such as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, bowel infections). Clidinium helps reduce the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramping. It works by slowing down the natural movements of the intestines and by relaxing the muscles of the stomach and intestines. Clidinium is a class of drugs known as anticholinergics/antispasmodics. Chlordiazepoxide helps in reducing anxiety. It acts on the brain and nerves so as to produce a calming effect. It is a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.
  • How to use

  • Properly read your Medication Guide or prescription paper before you start taking clidinium or chlordiazepoxide and every time you get a refill.
  • Take this medicine orally, usually, take it 30 to 60 minutes before meals and at bedtime or as directed by your doctor it can be taken 3 to 4 times a day.
  • If you are taking an antacid, take it after meals and take it before meals.
  • The dose is totally based on your age, health condition, and response to treatment. Older adults usually start with a lower dose to reduce the risk of side effects.
  • If you suddenly stop using this medicine, you may have symptoms of withdrawal (such as shakiness, sweating, nausea, seizures). Your doctor might decrease your dose slowly to help prevent withdrawal. Withdrawal is more likely if you have been using this medicine for a long time or at high doses.
  • If this medicine is used for a long duration of time, it may not work as well. Your doctor might need to increase your dose or change your medication. Talk to your doctor if you think this medicine has stopped working.
  • Although it has benefits on a lot of people, it can sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder. Take this medicine as prescribed to you in order to reduce the risks.
  • Librax Side Effects:

    • Sleepiness
    • Nausea
    • Constipation
    • Memory impairment
    • Dizziness
    • Headache
    • Dry mouth
    • Rashes
    • Irritation
    • Itching
    • Vomiting
    • Weakness
    • Dryness in the eyes
    • Lightheadedness
    • Tiredness
    • Blurred vision
    • Dryness in mouth
    • Difficulty in urination
    • Impaired coordination
    • Depression

    Precautions:

    Pregnancy:

  • Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is not safe to use during pregnancy as there is clear evidence of risk to the developing child. However, in some situations, the doctor may rarely prescribe it if the benefits are greater than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor about this.
  • Breastfeeding :

  • Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet is unlikely to be safe to use during breast-feeding. Human data suggest that the drug might pass into breastmilk and harm the child.
  • Driving :

  • Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may cause side effects that may affect your ability to drive.As Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel drowsy or have an effect on your concentration, and this may affect your concentration.
  • Alcohol :

  • It is not safe to drink alcohol with Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg tablets.
  • Liver :

  • Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease. A dosage adjustment of Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be required. Please consult your doctor about this.
  • Kidney :

  • Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe renal disease. A dosage adjustment of Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may be required. Please consult your doctor about this.
  • Interactions

  • Some products that may interact with this drug include potassium tablets/capsules, sodium oxybate, drugs that are affected by slow intestinal movements (such as pramlintide).
  • This medicine might affect the absorption of other drugs, such as certain azole antifungal drugs (ketoconazole, itraconazole), forms of digoxin, among others. If you are taking ketoconazole or itraconazole, take it at least 2 hours before taking this medicine.
  • Other medications may affect your body's removal of chlordiazepoxide, which may affect how this drug works. Examples include cimetidine, disulfiram, and others.
  • Missed Dose:

  • It's important to take and do exactly when it's supposed to be taken. If you forget to take any of the doses, do so as soon as you recall. If the next dose is coming, skip the forgotten dose. Take the next pill.
  • Overdose:

  • If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, seek medical advice. Do not take more.
  • Storage

  • Store this medicine far away from light, heat, and moisture and keep it at room temperature. Keep out of the bathroom. It should be kept away from kids. Unless directed, don’t flush or spill drugs down the toilet or into the drainage system. When this has expired or is no longer required, properly dispose of it.
  • Notes:

  • Do not share this medicine with others.Management of digestive disorders may include lifestyle changes, such as stress reduction programs, exercise, smoking cessation, and dietary changes, in addition to medications.
  • Librax vs Librium

    Librax Librium
    It is used along with other drugs to help treat stomach/intestinal disorders Librium is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety symptoms. Librium may be used on its own or with other medicines.
    Librax is a prescription drug used in the treatment of stomach (peptic) ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome. Librium belongs to a class of drugs called anti-anxiety agents; anxiolytics, benzodiazepines.
    Librax also contains an anticholinergic/spasmolytic agent and is used to treat stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and intestinal infections. The optimal dose varies with the individual patient's diagnosis and response.

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    This medicine is a combination of 2 drugs, clidinium, and chlordiazepoxide. It is used along with some other drugs to help treat stomach and intestinal disorders (such as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, bowel infections). Clidinium helps reduce the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramping.
    Yes, Librax 5 mg/2.5 mg Tablet may make you feel sleepy or sleepy.
    Librax may have a sedative effect, which means that it can make people tired or sleepy. For this reason, it is often recommended that people do not drive while taking it and avoid alcoholic beverages.
    Librax contains chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride, which can lead to dependence. Keep Librax in a safe place to prevent misuse. Selling or giving away Librax can harm others. Tell your health care provider if you have abused or depended on alcohol, prescription drugs, or street drugs.
    Librium is used for treating anxiety disorders or the withdrawal of alcohol. Librax also contains an anticholinergic/spasmolytic agent and is used to treat stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and intestinal infections.
    For best results, Librax should be taken right before bedtime 30 minutes to one hour before the meal.
    Librax is a drug that consists of 5 mg chlordiazepoxide and 2.5 mg clidinium bromide used for the treatment of spastic colon, peptic ulcers, and gastritis. It helps to relieve stomach spasms, abdominal cramps, and anxiety associated with gastric disorders.
    Take this medicine on an empty stomach for at least 30 minutes before eating. Don't take the food. Take your medication at regular intervals.
    Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine substance. Clidinium reduces stomach acid and intestinal spasms. Librax is a prescription medicine that may be effective in the treatment of stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome or symptoms related to intestinal infection.
    Bentyl and Librax are prescribed for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. Librax is also used for the treatment of stomach ulcers and intestinal disorders.

    Citations:

  • Librax , https://accp1.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1177/009127006100100207
  • Librax Effects, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02233067