In medicine, chlordiazepoxide is an "anxiolytic benzodiazepine derivative with anticonvulsant, sedative, and amnesic properties. It has also been used in the symptomatic treatment of alcohol withdrawal." It was the first benzodiazepine (BZD) in wide clinical use, marketed as Librium.
It often has more anticholingergic effects that other benzodiazepines, but this is sometimes exploited, or even supplemented with additional anticholinergic ingredients, for anxiety coupled with gastrointestinal discomfort.
The most up-to-date information about Chlordiazepoxide and other drugs can be found at the following sites.
- Chlordiazepoxide - FDA approved drug information (drug label) from DailyMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine).
- Chlordiazepoxide - Drug information for consumers from MedlinePlus (U.S. National Library of Medicine).
- Chlordiazepoxide - Detailed information from DrugBank.