Drug Information on Chlordiazepoxide and Amitriptyline
If you have depression and anxiety, your healthcare provider may have recommended chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline (Limbitrol®). This medication is a benzodiazepine and works by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain, and this helps relieve symptoms of anxiety. The amitriptyline component is thought to allow certain chemicals to stay in the brain longer, which can help with depression symptoms.
Prior to beginning treatment with chlordiazepoxide and amitriptyline, inform your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This will help ensure a safe, effective treatment process. You can take this medicine with or without food; taking it with food may help prevent stomach upset.
(Click Chlordiazepoxide and Amitriptyline for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, factors that affect your dose, and if a generic version is available.)