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Hi,I just thought I would tell all of you supportive people my latest...I have IBS-D and it seems to be EVERY morning (when I was working) and now while I am home-it only seems to happen when I have somewhere to go-even if it's not stressful (like a hair appt.) I have problems. I always have the loose stools that can last up to 4 hours.I told my PCP that I had read on these boards of the relief some of you have gotten with either Remeron, Librax or Serzone.We decided that I would try Librax (because it's the cheapest)Could some of you remind me how much you take of the Librax, how long it took to start helping your diarrhea and did it calm your nerves?Thank you in advance for any help.
 

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I took Librax for a while,it relaxed me to a point I felt tired all the time and gave me dry eyes and mouth so I stopped it. I took Lotronex and it helped more than a lot of pills i tried, but that is history now. I am the same way with major diarreha when I have to go anywhere, like the hairdresser or to the store-why are we like this? I am not afraid to go the hairdresser or the store, I do not fell nervous about it at the time , but the closer the time gets to when I have to leave- diarreha hits with avengence! I cannot figure it out.
 

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My doctor started me out on Librax when my symptoms first appeared. I took one pill before every meal. It worked for awhile but made me sleepy. As time went on, I had to start taking two pills at a time because I would still have D after eating. Then I switched to Lotronex which was a miracle drug for me. So now I'm on NOTHING and going down hill fast.Hope the Librax works for you. It was just a temporary quick fix for me. Good Luck
 

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Here is some info on librax for you Jodi. chlordiazepoxide (klor di as ah POX ide) clidinium (clah DIN e um) Librax 2.5/5 mg This preparation consists of these two different drugs. It is a combination. This drug is available in a generic form. What is chlordiazepoxide/clidinium? This combination acts on the muscle in the wall of the gut and also the urinary bladder. It relaxes the muscle and prevents spasms from occurring. It also can slightly reduce the production of stomach acid. There is also a sedative in the product since, in some instances, stress can aggravate intestinal spasm. What is it used for? The main role of this drug is to prevent painful spasm of the gut and urinary bladder. The following conditions may be helped: diarrhea, irritable or spastic bowel, diverticulosis, colic and urinary bladder spasm. At times, intestinal spasm is aggravated by stress so a sedative has ben added to this product. It is seldom used in treating peptic ulcers since there are much better drugs now available to reduce stomach acid and heal ulcers. How do I take it? Follow your physician's instructions carefully. Take chlordiazepoxide/clidinium 30 to 60 minutes before eating for best results. If you also take an antacid, take the antacid after the meal. Taking an antacid at the same time as chlordiazepoxide/clidinium can interfere with the absorption of this combination. Store at room temperature in a tightly sealed container. Keep all medications away from children. Never share your medications with anyone else. What do I do for a missed dose? If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule. Do not double up on this medication. Are there interactions with food or beverages? There are no known food interactions with chlordiazepoxide/clidinium. This medication can cause constipation which can be prevented by using foods rich in fiber and bran. Alcohol should be used with caution or avoided because the combination may cause excessive sedation. Are there interactions with other drugs? An interaction generally means that one drug may increase or decrease the effect of another drug. Also, the more medications a person takes, the more likely there will be a drug interaction. Interactions with this drug may occur with the following: monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors (Nardil, Parnate) sleeping pills (Ambien, Halcion) antidepressants, tranquilizers, sedatives (Valium, Xanax, Stelazine, Thorazine) antacids antihistamines (Benadryl, Tavist) cimetidine (Tagamet) prednisone blood thinners (Coumadin) digoxin (Lanoxin) metoclopramide (Reglan) thiazide diuretics (Dyazide, hydrochlorothiazide) ketoconazole (Nizoral) cardiac rhythm regulators (Pronestyl, quinidine) Is there a problem if I have another disorder or disease? At times, a drug may have a different or enhanced effect when other diseases are present. At other times, the drug may worsen or effect another disease. With this drug, the following disorders may be a problem: glaucoma prostate enlargement - BPH hypertension (high blood pressure) congestive heart failure severe ulcerative colitis where bowel movements have stopped myasthenia gravis chronic or severe kidney or liver disease asthma What about allergies? People who have known allergies or asthma may be at an increased risk for a reaction from any new medication. The physician should always know a patient's allergy history. Signs of an allergic reaction are skin rash, hives and itching. Of course, a person should not take chlordiazepoxide/clidinium if there has been a previous reaction to these or other anticholinergic drugs. What if I'm pregnant, considering pregnancy or breast-feeding? Most females now know that, if possible, no drug, including alcohol, should be taken during pregnancy or lactation. The potential danger, of course, is an injury to the baby. However, some drugs are much safer than others in this regard. So, the FDA has a grading system for each drug which reflects what is known medically. It ranks drugs from A, where medical studies show no evidence for danger to the fetus or mother, to B, C, D and X, where the medical evidence indicates that the risk to the fetus outweighs any benefit to the mother. Chlordiazepoxide is ranked D. This combination should not be taken by a female in the childbearing age unless effective contraception is used. Always consult your physician before taking any drug during or when planning pregnancy. What are the effects on sexual function? This medication can cause an increase or decrease in sex drive as well as impotence. In females, it can produce minor menstrual irregularities. Are there other precautions? The chlordiazepoxide portion of this combination can be habit forming and has been associated with drug dependence. Use this medication cautiously if you have ever had a problem with alcohol or drug abuse If you have been on this medication for a long period of time, you should not stop taking it suddenly. To prevent withdrawal symptoms, you will have to gradually taper the dose Because of its sedative effects, do not drive or operate any hazardous equipment until the full effect of the drug has been determined How long is it safe to take chlordiazepoxide/clidinium? It may take 4 to 5 days of regular use to determine the effectiveness of this drug. As long as side effects are tolerable and there is no increase in intensity of the side effects, the drug can be taken long-term with physician supervision. How about side effects? Adverse reactions can occur with any drug, even over-the-counter medications. Some of these are mild such as a stomach upset, which may be avoided by taking the medication with food. Minor reactions may go away on their own but if they persist, contact the physician. For major reactions, the patient should contact the physician immediately. For chlordiazepoxide/clidinium, the following are the observed side effects: Minor: headache drowsiness dizziness decreased sweating rapid heartbeat dry mouth nausea vomiting rash constipation Major: difficult urination confusion blurred vision A physician's comment... This drug relieves symptoms. It does not cure an underlying disorder. Some people have problems with constipation while taking this drug. The addition of fiber to the diet is helpful. Remember that there is a sedative drug in this preparation. Drug dependence can occur with long-term use. Check with your physician on a regular basis. ------------------ http://www.ibshealth.com/ www.ibsaudioprogram.com
 

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It works for me and has for some time now. I was drowsy at first until I got used to them but now that is no longer a problem. I take one to three depending on how the day is going. Most of the time one in the morning is enough. I have stopped taking them for fairly long periods of time without any withdrawal symptoms that some speak of. Good luck, I hope they work as well for you,sickofsick
 
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