Chlordiazepoxide and Amitriptyline Dosing
Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline dosing typically starts at three to four tablets per day, taken either all at once or split up into several smaller doses. Double-strength tablets, which contain twice as much medicine as regular tablets, are also available. For the medication to work properly, you should follow your healthcare provider's chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline dosing guidelines as prescribed.
The dose of chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline (Limbitrol®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medications you may be taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Chlordiazepoxide and Amitriptyline Dosing for Anxiety and DepressionThe recommended starting dose of chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline for treating depression that is associated with anxiety is three to four regular or double-strength tablets each day. Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline may be taken in several smaller doses per day or may be taken all at once at bedtime. The double-strength tablets contain twice as much medication as regular tablets. Because elderly people may be more sensitive to side effects of chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline, the regular tablets are usually recommended instead of the double-strength ones.
Considerations for people taking chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline include the following:
- The medication comes in tablet form. It is taken by mouth, usually one to four times daily.
- Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline can be taken with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline should be taken at the same time(s) each day to maintain an even level in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends (see Limbitrol Addiction).