Librax is a very popular medicine used for the treatment of intestinal or stomach related problems. Most of the doctors suggest the intake of this medicine to the patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. It is also been known for the treatment of symptoms that appear after alcohol withdrawal. Overall, Librax effectively, and in the majority, treats three bodily conditions:
Librax has been found to treat three major bodily conditions:
There may be other uses of Librax which are known to doctors only and hence are not listed here.
This medicine may produce some unwanted effects together with the intended effects. Some side effects of Librax, which may require you to see a doctor immediately. So, monitor all the symptoms attentively after taking the medicine. Some commonly known side effects which are rare, but possible are:
The dosage of Librax 5 Mg/2.5 Mg is left to be decided by the doctor only. But usually, the doctors advise it to be used in 5 mg or 10 mg quantity for three or four times a day for treating the anxiety disorders. But if one is using it for the treatment of the symptoms that surface after the alcohol withdrawal, the quantity used is slightly high and is suggested to be consumed somewhere between 50 mg to 100 mg per day.
This medicine cannot be chewed. It is suggested to be taken empty stomach.
Librax is composed of two active and various other inactive ingredients. The active ingredients of Librax are:
Apart from these two ingredients, there are some other ingredients also in this medicine. The major ingredients are: alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), clorazepate (Tranxene), lorazepam (Ativan) and oxazepam (Serax).
Mechanism of Librax increases the action of GABA. What is GABA? Well, GABA is a chemical messenger which helps to suppress the abnormal or hyperactive state of the nerve cells present in the brain. The combination of the chlordiazepoxide – clidinium at one hand controls the brain cells, on the other hand, relaxes the stomach muscles and stops muscle contraction. Overall, this medicine relieves stomach related cramps, bloating or pains, and relieves the anxiety.
There are certain major warnings and precautions for Librax. The chlordiazepoxide-clidinium medication shouldn’t be used by any one of the following;
There are various well-known and popular substitutes of Librax which has the exact same composition and strength as that of Librax 5 Mg/ Librax 2.5 Mg. Here is a list:
There are many medicines and food items with which the ingredients of the Librax interacts. The major interactions of Librax are with:
Ans: Librax is sometimes known to cause excessive calmness, dizziness or drowsiness with alcohol. So it suggested that you should avoid its consumption with alcohol.
Ans: No, it is unsafe to use Librax during pregnancy. There are human fetal risks associated with it. It should be taken by pregnant women only in life-threatening situations.
Ans: There are no established proofs for this. In absence of it, it is highly advisable that the breastfeeding mothers should avoid the intake of Librax until critically necessary.
Ans: No, Librax is not advisable. There is a serious caution for driving and operating heavy machinery after that.
Ans: There are no well-established effects, but there is a caution for patients with impaired Renal function.
Ans: An overdose of Librax can be fatal. Contact your doctor immediately, in case, you have taken an overdose.
Ans: The best time to take Librax is 30 minutes to 1 hour before the meal. It should never be taken with antacids, as it reduces the effectiveness of the same.
Ans: No, Librax has not been identified to interact with any food till now. There is only one warning against its consumption with alcohol. With alcohol, the sedative effect of the medicine increases many times. Avoid consuming alcohol as it can be harmful to your body.
Ans: If taken under the proper supervision of the doctor, Librax can be taken for a longer period of time.
Ans: Yes, some people have reported that Librax has caused some impotence in men. In women also, it is known to have caused menstrual irregularities. It sometimes even reduces the urge to have sex.
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