Librium is a brand name version of a well-known prescription medication called chlordiazepoxide. Librium is designed to help people who suffer from different levels of anxiety disorders. It can also be used to help people who are trying to fight alcoholism, but find the withdrawal symptoms can be too much to handle. Librium helps to combat this. The reason why Librium is useful is because some people struggle in their day to day lives because of the anxiety problems they face or withdrawal symptoms associated with alcoholism. This medication is designed to get such problems under control to a point where they don’t impact every facet of a person’s life. This way they can carry out day to day business/responsibilities without issue.
When are some other times where Librium can be used effectively?
Treating simple anxiety or alcohol withdrawal symptoms isn’t the only use for this medication. You’ll find it can also be used on someone who might be about to go into a surgical procedure in order to calm them down. This is important, because a person who is very anxious before surgery can effect themselves in ways that might make surgery more risky during that time. Keeping such problems under control can be crucial in ensuring no complications result as a result of surgery or that any risk associated with surgery in general stays low. Librium can also be used in order to help treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
What class of medication does Librium belong to?
Librium is a part of a class of medications known as benzodiazepines. The way these work is that they slow down activity in the pathways of the brain. This helps a person to be more in control of anxiety symptoms such as hand shaking, quick breathing, a fast heartbeat, sweaty palms, etc. A person won’t be so scatter brained or start to experience quick thoughts that usually lead to very impulsive decision making (otherwise bad decision making). It’s designed to have a calming effect so a person is able to stay in control of themselves.
When was Librium approved and who is it manufactured by?
Librium was approved by the Food And Drug Administration back in 1960. The company ICN Pharmaceuticals manufactures the medication. The reason why both of these facts are important to know is because the length of time a drug has been on the market is important in terms of how well it’s going to work (as a result of constant testing and improvement on the original version) as well as track record (how well it’s worked for the many people who have used it over the long run). The manufacturing source is important because of the track record that company would have as well.
What are some of the more common side affects you might experience as a result of using Librium?
Tiredness or weakness
Changes in appetite
Restlessness or excitement
Difficulty urinating or frequent urination
Changes in sex drive or ability
What are some of the more serious potential side affects you might experience as a result of using Librium?
Inability to sit still
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Severe skin rash
Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
An irregular heartbeat
Signs of an allergic reaction, which may include rash, hives, breathing difficulties, or swelling of the face, mouth, lips, or tongue
The severity of your anxiety as well as the severity of withdrawal symptoms from alcohol will help determine if you’re a good fit for this medicational treatment.