Chlordiazepoxide is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Chlordiazepoxide affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.

Chlordiazepoxide is used to treat anxiety disorders or alcohol withdrawal.

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  • Librium, Libritabs, Poxi, Mitran
  • Rare
    Fainting
    mood or mental changes
    shakiness and unsteady walk
    unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination
    Incidence not known
    Abdominal and muscle cramps
    chills
    clay-colored stools
    convulsions
    cough or hoarseness
    dark urine
    difficulty in speaking
    dizziness
    drooling
    fever with or without chills
    general feeling of tiredness or weakness
    headache
    itching
    light-colored stools
    loss of appetite
    loss of balance control
    lower back or side pain
    muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
    nausea and vomiting
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    rash
    restlessness
    shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
    shuffling walk
    sleeplessness
    sore throat
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    stiffness of the limbs
    stomach pain
    sweating
    swelling
    trouble sleeping
    twisting movements of the body
    unable to sleep
    uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual bruising or bleeding
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting of blood
    yellow eyes or skin
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking chlordiazepoxide, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose
    Change in consciousness
    lack of coordination
    loss of consciousness
    sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with chlordiazepoxide may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Incidence not known
    Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    inability to have or keep an erection
    increased in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    increased interest in sexual intercourse
    loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance
    menstrual changes
    skin blisters
  • (oral capsule, oral tablet, injectable powder for injection)