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This site speaks to Chlordiazepoxide Alcohol interaction, (generic name) and is also sold under the brand names Libritabs and Librium.
This drug is a Benzodiazepine tranquilizer and is prescribed for anxiety, tension, fatigue, agitation, irritable bowel syndrome and panic attacks.
No alcohol not even moderate alcohol consumption, is advised while taking this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol, that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Before starting advise your physician of any allergies, if you have untreated or uncontrolled epilepsy, a bone marrow disorder, paralytic ileus, intestinal blockage, clozapine infection or immune suppression medication, heart disease, heart rhythm disorder, high blood pressure, history of heart attack or stroke, epilepsy, seizure, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone marrow disorder, blood cell disorder, enlarged prostate, urinary problems, glaucoma or a history of smoking.
Do not use if allergic to this drug.
Do not use if pregnant or you intend to become pregnant.
Do not use if you have glaucoma, depression, severe lung disease, sleep apnea, liver disease, alcoholism or kidney disease.
Common Side Effects
Mild drowsiness when starting the treatment.
Less Common Side Effects
Depression, lethargy, disorientation, headache, inactivity, slurred speech, stupor, dizzy, tremor, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, inability to control urination, sexual difficulties, irregular menstrual cycle,, change in heart rhythm, low blood pressure, fluid retention, blurred or double vision, itching, rash, hiccups, nervous, insomnia or liver dysfunction.
Rare Side Effects
Diarrhea, coated tongue, sore gums, vomiting, change in appetite, difficult swallowing, increased salivation, upset stomach, incontinence, change in heart rate, change in blood pressure, palpitations, swelling, stuffy nose, difficult to hear, hair loss, hairiness, increased sweating, fever, tingling in hands or feet, breast pain, muscle disturbances, breathing difficulties, change in blood components and joint pain.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.