Librax - Librax is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Librax affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Clidinium reduces stomach acid and decreases intestinal spasms.
The combination of Librax and clidinium is used to treat stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and intestinal infections.
Librax and clidinium may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Used for: Treating stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and intestinal inflammation (enterocolitis). It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Librax is a combination benzodiazepine and anticholinergic. The benzodiazepine works by decreasing anxiety and muscle spasms and also causing sedation. The anticholinergic works by decreasing stomach acid and relaxing stomach and intestinal muscles.
Librax has antianxiety, sedative, appetite-stimulating and weak analgesic actions. The precise mechanism of action is not known. The drug blocks EEG arousal from stimulation of the brain stem reticular formation. The drug has been studied extensively in many species of animals and these studies are suggestive of action on the limbic system of the brain, which recent evidence indicates is involved in emotional responses. Hostile monkeys were made tame by oral drug doses which did not cause sedation. Librax revealed a "taming" action with the elimination of fear and aggression. The taming effect of Librax was further demonstrated in rats made vicious by lesions in the septal area of the brain. The drug dosage which effectively blocked the vicious reaction was well below the dose which caused sedation in these animals.
Indication: For the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety, withdrawal symptoms of acute alcoholism, and preoperative apprehension and anxiety.
Librax is used, in combination with other therapy, for the treatment of peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon), and acute enterocolitis (inflammation of the colon and small intestine). Librax is a combination of a benzodiazepine (chlordiazepoxide) and an antispasmodic medication (clidinium).
Treatment of organic manifestations of anxiety and tension in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts. Gastric and duodenal ulcer, gastroduodenitis, hypersecretion and hypermotility of the gastrointestinal tract, nervous dyspepsia, biliary dyskinesia, irritable or spastic colon, colitis, diarrhea. Ureteric spasm and dyskinesia, irritable bladder, nocturnal enuresis. Dysmenorrhea.
Treating stomach or bowel problems such as ulcers, irritability, or inflammation. Chlordiazepoxide/Clidinium is a benzodiazepine and anticholinergic combination. It works by relieving anxiety and reducing digestive secretions. This helps to improve certain stomach or bowel conditions.