Each Libtrax capsule / tablets contains
5 mg chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride
2.5 mg clidinium bromide
Each capsule also contains corn starch, lactose and talc. Gelatin
capsule shells may contain methyl and propyl parabens and
Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride is a versatile, therapeutic agent
of proven value for the relief of anxiety and tension. It is
indicated when anxiety, tension or apprehension are significant
components of the clinical profile. It is among the safer of the
effective psychopharmacologic compounds.
This medication is used along with medications that treat stomach
ulcers. This combination product contains 2 medicines,
chlordiazepoxide and clidinium. Chlordiazepoxide belongs to a
class of drugs known as benzodiazepine anxiolytics. It works by
relieving anxiety. Clidinium belongs to a class of drugs known as
anticholinergics. It may help symptoms of cramping and
abdominal/stomach pain by decreasing stomach acid, and slowing the
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Because of the varied individual responses to tranquilizers and
anticholinergics, the optimum dosage of Libtrax varies with the
diagnosis and response of the individual patient. The dosage,
therefore, should be individualized for maximum beneficial
effects. The usual maintenance dose is 1 or 2 capsules, 3 or 4
times a day administered before meals and at bedtime.
Dosage should be limited to the smallest effective amount to
preclude the development of ataxia, oversedation or confusion. The
initial dose should not exceed 2 Libtrax capsules per day, to be
increased gradually as needed and tolerated.
As in the case of other preparations containing CNS-acting drugs,
patients receiving Libtrax should be cautioned about possible
combined effects with alcohol and other CNS depressants. For the
same reason, they should be cautioned against hazardous
occupations requiring complete mental alertness such as operating
machinery or driving a motor vehicle.
Libtrax is contraindicated in the presence of glaucoma (since the
anticholinergic component may produce some degree of mydriasis)
and in patients with prostatic hypertrophy and benign bladder neck
obstruction. It is contraindicated in patients with known
hypersensitivity to chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride and/or
To assure the safe and effective use of benzodiazepines, patients
should be informed that, since benzodiazepines may produce
psychological and physical dependence, it is advisable that they
consult with their physician before either increasing the dose or
abruptly discontinuing this drug.
Drowsiness, blurred vision, dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation, or
increased heartbeat may occur. If any of these effects persist or
worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
To relieve dry mouth, suck on hard candy or ice chips, chew gum,
drink water, or use a saliva substitute.
To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, and
drink plenty of water. If you become constipated while using this
drug, consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative
(e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).
Strip pack of 10 Capsules