What is Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Limbitrol

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The combination of amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant, and chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine is used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe anxiety and/or agitation and depression.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 11 4
Sleeplessness 6 2
Insomnia 2 0
Migraine 2 1
Migraine headaches 2 2

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Side effect Patients
Agitation 1
Cognitive impairment 1
Dizziness 1
Grogginess 1
Nausea 1
Search for high stimulation 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Dosage Patients
12.5-5 mg daily 1
25 mg-10 mg daily 1
2 x 25-10 mg daily 1
2 x 25 mg-10 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 4
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 2
Other 2
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Duration

Currently taking Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) 1
Trazodone (Desyrel) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Amitriptyline-Chlordiazepoxide

Aug 10, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleeplessness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This dosage no longer is helping with sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 9, 2009 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (grogginess, dizziness, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Holy Crap, I wish I would not have to take any more damn antidepressants!!! They make me SO SICK!! Every time I try one, I am in bed dealing with the side effects for days. I get really dizzy and nauseated, and can't get out of bed. Its like the worst hangover ever times two. Without the fun night before.
Side effects: grogginess, nausea, dizziness, dizziness

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