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    What is Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium?

    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium is used for Adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, Anxiety, Gastric lesions, Insomnia, Intestine ulcers, Muscle cramp and other conditions. This salt combination may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Detailed information related to Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium's uses, side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:

    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium Uses

    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3
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    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    • Calming the nerves in the brain.
    • Inhibiting muscarinic acetylcholine receptors to relax smooth muscle and decreases antisecretory effect on the gastrointestinal tract.
    References: 3, 4

    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 2, 3
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    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Anxiety
    • Children under 18 years of age
    • Concomitant use with other sedating medications
    • Consult doctor before changing the dose or abruptly discontinuing this drug
    • Consult your doctor immediately if you notice an increase in agitation or other unusual mood change
    • Depression
    References: 2, 2, 3, 3

    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium may interact with the following drugs and products:
    References: 3
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    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium is a contraindication. In addition, Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 2, 3
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    Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Chlordiazepoxide: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Clidinium: No
      References: 2 3
    • Is Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium safe while breastfeeding?
      • Chlordiazepoxide: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Clidinium: No
      References: 3
    • Can Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium be used for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety?
      Yes, adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety are among the most common reported uses for Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium. Please do not use Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium for adjunctive therapy in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium.
    • How long do I need to use Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium before I see improvement of my conditions? website users have reported 2 weeks and 1 week as the most common time it takes before they saw improvements in their conditions. These times may not be reflective of what you may experience or how you should use this medicine. Please consult with your doctor to check how long do you need to use Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as time for effectiveness for Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium.
    • Should I consume Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium empty stomach, before food or after food? website users have most commonly reported consuming Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium after food. However, this may not be reflective of how you should consume this medicine. Please follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as timing of using Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 5, 6, 7, 8

    Overdosage of Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 9, 10, 11

    Storage of Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium.
    References: 12, 13, 14, 15

    Expired Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium

    • Taking a single dose of expired Chlordiazepoxide / Clidinium is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 16, 17

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

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    2. Dailymed label: CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL- chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride capsule. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. Accessed on 11/06/2016. DailyMed LABEL: CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HYDROCHLORIDE AND CLIDINIUM BROMIDE - chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride, clidinium bromide capsule - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
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