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Librium is a drug that is approved to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal. The drug works by enhancing the effects of a certain brain chemical, which causes a naturally calming effect. Librium comes in the form of a capsule and is usually taken two to four times a day. As with all medications, side effects are possible with Librium, including coordination problems, drowsiness, and confusion.
What Is Librium?Librium® (chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that is used to treat the following conditions:
Who Makes It?Librium is currently made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Several different manufacturers make generic versions of it.
How Does Librium Work?Librium is part of a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines have several different effects on the body, including:
- Stopping seizures
- Reducing anxiety
- Causing sleepiness
- Relaxing muscles
- Impairing short-term memory.