It belongs to a class of medicines known as benzodiazepine anxiolytics. It is a prescription medicine used to treat severe anxiety. It alters brain activity, calms it and provides relief from panic attacks by relaxing the nerves.
Librium 10 Tablet may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor as it has a high potential of habit-forming.
If you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to the doctor as it may cause nausea and anxiety.
The most common side effect of this medicine is lightheadedness, sedation, dizziness, slurred speech, lack of coordination, tiredness, and unsteadiness. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. If you have been taking this medicine for a long time than regular monitoring of blood and liver functions may be required.