Librium vs Valium

Librium
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Librium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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4.1
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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February 24, 1960
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
13,249 Discussions
377,153 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Our data suggest that some patients take Librium for Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use. In addition, it is prescribed for Anxiety.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Lib
Weakness
7
Weight Gain
3
Exhaustion
2
Suicidal behavior
2
Weight Loss
2
Migraines
2
Impotence
2
Personality Disorder
1
Nightmares
1
Diabetes
1
Val
Weakness
4
Euphoria
3
Weight Gain
3
Weight Loss
2
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Librium
Lib
Valium
Val
Weakness
Lib
Val
7
4
Weight Gain
Lib
Val
3
3
Exhaustion
Lib
Val
2
0
Suicidal behavior
Lib
Val
2
0
Weight Loss
Lib
Val
2
2
Migraines
Lib
Val
2
0
Impotence
Lib
Val
2
1
Personality Disorder
Lib
Val
1
0
Nightmares
Lib
Val
1
1
Diabetes
Lib
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Lib
4
7
Euphoria
Val
Lib
3
0
Weight Gain
Val
Lib
3
3
Weight Loss
Val
Lib
2
2
Nightmares
Val
Lib
1
1
Blisters
Val
Lib
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Lib
1
0
Impotence
Val
Lib
1
2
Derealization
Val
Lib
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Lib
1
0
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg
Solution: , 100 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Chlordiazepoxide
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Librium and Valium: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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