This medication is a combination of 2 drugs, clidinium and chlordiazepoxide. Clidinium, an anticholinergic/antispasmodic, helps to reduce the symptoms of stomach and intestinal cramping by slowing the natural movements of the gut and by relaxing the muscles in the stomach and intestines. Chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine, helps to reduce anxietyy acting on the brain and nerves to produce a calming effect.
This combination may also be used to relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
How to use chlordiazepoxide-clidinium
Take this medication by mouth, usually 3 to 4 times a day (30 to 60 minutes before meals and at bedtime) or as directed by your doctor.
If you are taking an antacid, take it after meals and take this medication before meals.
The dosage is based on your age, medical condition, and response to treatment. Older adults usually start with a lower dose to decrease the risk of side effects.
Do not increase your dose or take this drug more often without your doctor’s approval. Your condition will not improve any faster and the risk of serious side effects may increase.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. In such cases, withdrawal symptoms (such as shakiness, sweating, nausea, seizures) may occur if you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details, and report any withdrawal reactions immediately.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Your doctor may need to increase your dose or change your medication. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
Along with its benefits, this medication may rarely cause abnormal drug-seeking behavior (addiction). This risk may be increased if you have abused alcohol or drugs in the past. Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lessen the risk of addiction.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.