There are numerous medical conditions that Librax can be used to treat, including:
Anxiety: By reducing the activity of specific brain chemicals, Librax can aid in the reduction of anxiety.
Stomach issues: Librax can aid in lowering stomach acid and enhancing digestion.
Several adverse reactions to Librax include:
Drowsiness: Librax may make you feel sleepy, which could make it difficult for you to drive or operate machinery.
Dizziness: Librax can make you feel queasy, which could make you more likely to trip and fall.
Vision blur: Librax may result in vision blur, which may make it challenging to read or see clearly.
Librax has the potential to cause dry mouth, which could make it challenging to speak or swallow.
There is a tablet version of Librax. Usually, it is taken twice or three times a day. Your doctor should decide on the dosage based on your particular needs.
Take Librax as soon as you remember if you miss a dose. Skip the missed dose and carry on with your regular dosing schedule if it is almost time for your next dose. Avoid taking two doses of Librax at once.
Some other medications and Librax may interact, including:
Alcohol: Consuming alcohol while taking Librax increases the likelihood of feeling sleepy and lightheaded.
Librax may interact with other benzodiazepines, including lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium).
Drug interactions: Librax and drugs like oxycodone (OxyContin) or hydrocodone (Vicodin) may occur.
Tricyclic antidepressants: Tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline (Elavil) or imipramine (Tofranil) may interact with Librax.
MAO inhibitors: Librax and MAO inhibitors like tranylcypromine (Parnate) and phenelzine (Nardil) may interact.
Mechanism of Action
By reducing the activity of specific brain chemicals, Librax works. By doing so, you can improve digestion and lessen anxiety. Chlordiazepoxide and other benzodiazepines function by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain. The effects of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits nerve transmission, are amplified by this action. Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that promotes the production of stomach acid, is inhibited by clidinium, which is how it functions.
The gastrointestinal tract quickly absorbs Librax, which starts to work in 30 minutes. Up to 6 hours may pass before Librax starts to take effect.
3–4 hours make up Librax's half-life.