An Overview of Librium
Librium, also known as chlordiazepoxide in its generic form, is a benzodiazepine drug that is prescribed to treat a variety of conditions and symptoms. Librium has both sedative and hypnotic properties. It can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety, muscle tension, and seizures. Librium, along with other benzodiazepine drugs, has been proven to be useful in treating symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. In 1959, it was the first benzodiazepine drug to be synthesized, and has been available for use since the 1960s.
Librium should also not be taken by patients who have liver problems, including hepatitis and cirrhosis, sleep apnea, ataxia or glaucoma. This can lead to potential complications. Women who are pregnant or nursing are also advised not to take Librium or other benzodiazepines due to the risks of birth defects and transfer of the drug to infants. In cases where a pregnant or nursing woman has a severe instance of acute anxiety, temporary treatment with Librium may be advised only if a doctor determines that the benefits outweigh the risks.
- Shaking and tremors
- Menstrual disruptions
- Muscle soreness or tension
- Impaired cognitive function
- Impaired motor skills
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