What is Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Clidinium, an antispasmodic and chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine are used as adjunct treatment of peptic ulcer and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bowel irritability 15 3
Irritable bowel syndrome 14 5
Abdominal cramps 3 1
Abdominal pain 2 2
Stomach pain 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
2
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 2
Dry mouth 1
Heat intolerance 1
Recurrent hernias 1
Sleepiness 1
Tiredness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) twice daily 1
5mg-2.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
See all 11 patients who've stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Duration

Currently taking Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Chlordiazepoxide-clidinium

Apr 15, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stomach problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for abdominal pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg-2.5 mg Three times daily

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Sep 17, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bowel irritability)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have to take this more often now that I take Plaquenil, which causes me stomach upset and gas.
Side effects: dry mouth, sleepiness

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Dec 1, 2008 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 5 mg-2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking a combination of this medication and/or Lomotil since 1987 for spastic colon. My spastic colon started at the same time as did my MS problems. Coincidence? Without the medication I would have to truly have a library in that tiny little room at the back of the house.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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