What may interact with Chlordiazepoxide?

Do not take this medication with any of the following medicines:

-narcotic medicines for cough
-sodium oxybate

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

-antihistamines for allergy, cough and cold
-antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
-certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
-certain medicines for depression, like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, sertraline
-certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, primidone
-general anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, propofol
-local anesthetics like lidocaine, pramoxine, tetracaine
-medicines that relax muscles for surgery
-narcotic medicines for pain
-phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine

What should I tell my health care provider before I take Chlordiazepoxide?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-an alcohol or drug abuse problem
-kidney or liver disease
-suicidal thoughts
-an unusual or allergic reaction to chlordiazepoxide, other benzodiazepines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant

What should I watch for while using Chlordiazepoxide?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not stop taking except on your doctor''s advice. You may develop a severe reaction. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy and fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

If you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

This medicine may cause accidental overdose and death if taken by other adults, children, or pets. Mix any unused medicine with a substance like cat litter or coffee grounds. Then throw the medicine away in a sealed container like a sealed bag or a coffee can with a lid. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F).