What is Chlordiazepoxide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Librium

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Chlordiazepoxide is used to relieve anxiety and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal. It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth. It usually is taken one to four times a day with or without food.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 15 9
Alcohol use disorder 5 2
Difficulty falling asleep 3 2
Panic attacks 3 0
Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome 1 2
Bipolar disorder 1 0

Show all 20 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 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chlordiazepoxide

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Forgetting words 1
Memory problems 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Chlordiazepoxide

Dosage Patients
10 mg daily 1
25 mg daily 1
25 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 5
Course of treatment ended 4
Did not seem to work 3
Other 3
Side effects too severe 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide

Duration

Currently taking Chlordiazepoxide

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

Stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
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 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Chlordiazepoxide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 4
Alprazolam (Xanax) 1
Lorazepam (Ativan) 1

Patients stopped taking Chlordiazepoxide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lorazepam (Ativan) 2
Clonazepam (Klonopin) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chlordiazepoxide.