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Clidinium bromide and Chlordiazepoxide oral
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE WITH CLIDINIUM - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE WITH CLIDINIUM - ORAL

(klor-dye-azz-eh-POX-ide WITH klye-DIN-ee-um)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Librax

Uses

This combination medication is used in the treatment of stomach disorders such as ulcers or irritable bowel syndrome.

How To Use

Take 30 minutes to one hour before meals unless your doctor tells you otherwise. May be taken with food or milk if stomach upset occurs. Do not take within one hour of an antacid or antidiarrheal medication as effectiveness of this medication will be reduced. Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not increase your dose, use it more frequently or use it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor because this drug can be habit-forming. Also, if used for an extended period, do not suddenly stop using this drug without your doctor's approval. Over time, this drug may not work as well. Consult your doctor if this medication stops working well.

Side Effects

May cause dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, reduced sweating, blurred vision, headache, nausea or stomach upset. If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you experience: difficulty in urination, pounding heartbeat, mood changes. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, thyroid problems, high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma, allergies (especially drug allergies). Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Alcohol adds to the drowsiness caused by this medication. Because this medication may make you dizzy and/or drowsy, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness such as driving. This medication may reduce sweating which may lead to heat stroke in hot weather. Use caution engaging in strenuous activity during hot weather Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication. Use with caution. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for details. This medication may be excreted into breast-milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Using this drug while breast-feeding is not recommended. Consult your doctor.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: digoxin, ketoconazole, levodopa, antacids, cimetidine, disulfiram, seizure medication, sleeping pills, narcotic pain medication, medication for depression, barbiturates, tranquilizers, sedatives, antihistamines, medication for allergies or colds. Do not smoke. Smoking can decrease this medication's effectiveness. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include confusion, slow reflexes, clumsiness, deep sleep, and loss of consciousness.

Notes

If this medication makes you constipated, increase your fiber intake by eating more fresh fruit and vegetables, salad, and whole grain breads. Exercise and drink plenty of water (unless your doctor informs you otherwise). Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.