Chlordiazepoxide Dosage

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Dosage of Chlordiazepoxide in details

The dose of a drug and dosage of the drug are two different terminologies. Dose is defined as the quantity or amount of medicine given by the doctor or taken by the patient at a given period. Dosage is the regimen prescribed by the doctor about how many days and how many times per day the drug is to be taken in specified dose by the patient. The dose is expressed in mg for tablets or gm, micro gm sometimes, ml for syrups or drops for kids syrups. The dose is not fixed for a drug for all conditions, and it changes according to the condition or a disease. It also changes on the age of the patient.
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Chlordiazepoxide Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 5 mg; 10 mg; 25 mg; 100 mg

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Geriatric Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety

Mild to moderate anxiety: 5 or 10 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day

Severe anxiety: 20 or 25 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day

Use: Relief of mild, moderate, and severe anxiety disorders

Usual Adult Dose for Light Sedation

On days preceding surgery, 5 to 10 mg orally, 3 or 4 times per day

Use: Relief of preoperative apprehension and anxiety

Usual Adult Dose for Alcohol Withdrawal

50 to 100 mg orally, followed by repeated doses as needed until agitation is controlled

Maximum dose: 300 mg orally per day

Use: Relief of withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism

Usual Geriatric Dose for Anxiety

Elderly or debilitated patients:

5 mg orally, 2 to 4 times per day

Use: Relief of mild, moderate, and severe anxiety disorders

Usual Pediatric Dose for Anxiety

6 years or older:

5 mg orally, 2 to 4 times per day; this may be increased to 10 mg orally, 2 to 3 times per day

Use: Relief of mild, moderate, and severe anxiety disorders

Renal Dose Adjustments

Renal impairment: Use with caution

Liver Dose Adjustments

Hepatic impairment: Use with caution

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 6 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

US Controlled Substance: Schedule IV

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:

-Protect from light

Monitoring:

-Psychiatric: Patients with a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or patients with a marked personality disorder should be monitored frequently.

Patient advice:

-Patients should be cautioned against performing activities requiring complete mental alertness, such as operating machinery or driving a motor vehicle.

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What other drugs will affect Chlordiazepoxide?

Before taking Chlordiazepoxide, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:

This is not a complete list and there may be other drugs that can interact with Chlordiazepoxide. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Chlordiazepoxide interactions

Interactions are the effects that happen when the drug is taken along with the food or when taken with other medications. Suppose if you are taking a drug Chlordiazepoxide, it may have interactions with specific foods and specific medications. It will not interact with all foods and medications. The interactions vary from drug to drug. You need to be aware of interactions of the medicine you take. Most medications may interact with alcohol, tobacco, so be cautious.
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When this drug applied simultaneously with:

- antipsychotic drugs (neuroleptics), antidepressants, sedatives, hypnotics, anesthetics, analgesics, ethanol enhanced the inhibitory effect on central nervous system, especially when administered parenterally.

- concomitant use of antacids can delay but not reduce the absorption of Chlordiazepoxide.

- hormonal contraceptives increases the effectiveness of Chlordiazepoxide.

- with muscle relaxants may enhance the action of muscle relaxants, with levodopa - may suppress antiparkinsonian action.

- theophylline at low doses perverts sedative effect of Chlordiazepoxide.

- phenobarbital and phenytoin may accelerate the metabolism of Chlordiazepoxide. In rare cases this medication inhibits the metabolism and enhances the action of phenytoin.

- may increase the toxicity of cyclophosphamide.

- cimetidine, omeprazole, disulfiram may increase the intensity and duration of action of this medicine.

References

  1. DailyMed. "AMITRIPTYLINE HYDROCHLORIDE; CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailyme... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  2. FDA/SPL Indexing Data. "6RZ6XEZ3CR: The UNique Ingredient Identifier (UNII) is an alphanumeric substance identifier from the joint FDA/USP Substance Registration System (SRS).". https://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/Data... (accessed September 17, 2018).
  3. MeSH. "Hypnotics and Sedatives". https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/68... (accessed September 17, 2018).

Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Chlordiazepoxide are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Chlordiazepoxide. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported frequency of use

How frequently do I need to take Chlordiazepoxide?
It was reported by ndrugs.com website users that Chlordiazepoxide should ideally be taken Once in a day as the most common frequency of the Chlordiazepoxide. You should you adhere strictly to the instructions and guidelines provided by your doctor on how frequently this Chlordiazepoxide should be taken. Get another patient's view on how frequent the capsule should be used by clicking here.
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