Chlordiazepoxide and Clidinium (Systemic)
Brand Names : Clinoxide, Clipoxide, Librax, Lidox, Lidoxide, Zebrax, Apo-Chlorax, Corium, Clindex
Precautions While Using This Medicine
will be taking this medicine regularly for a long time your doctor should
check your progress at regular visits.
Do not take this medicine within an hour of taking medicine for diarrhea.
Taking them too close together will make this medicine less effective.
This medicine may cause some people to have blurred vision or to become
dizzy, lightheaded, drowsy, or less alert than they are normally. Make sure you know how you react to this medicine before you drive, use machines,
or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or are not alert
or able to see well
This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol and other CNS depressants
(medicines that slow down the nervous system, possibly causing drowsiness).
Some examples of CNS depressants are sedatives, tranquilizers, or sleeping
medicine; prescription pain medicine or narcotics; barbiturates; medicine
for seizures; muscle relaxants; or anesthetics, including some dental anesthetics.
Check with your doctor before taking any of the above
while you are using this medicine and also for a few days after you stop taking
This medicine will often make you sweat less, causing your body temperature
to increase. Use extra care not to become overheated
during exercise or hot weather while you are taking this medicine
this could possibly result in heat stroke. Also, hot baths or saunas may make
you feel dizzy or faint while you are taking this medicine.
Your mouth, nose, and throat may feel very dry while you are taking this
medicine. For temporary relief of mouth dryness, use sugarless candy or gum,
melt bits of ice in your mouth, or use a saliva substitute. However, if your
mouth continues to feel dry for more than 2 weeks, check with your dentist.
Continuing dryness of the mouth may increase the chance of dental disease,
including tooth decay, gum disease, and fungus infections.
Check with your doctor if you develop intestinal problems
such as constipation
. This is especially important if you are taking
other medicine while you are taking chlordiazepoxide and clidinium. If these
problems are not corrected, serious complications may result.
If you will be taking this medicine in large doses or for a long time,
do not stop taking it without first checking with your doctor. Your doctor
may want you to reduce gradually the amount you are taking before stopping