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Librium Side Effects


Librium (Amitriptyline) is a member of the group of antidepressants and has a number of properties. It can be used to treat anxiety and to improve memory. Amitriptyline is available in both regular and extended-release forms. Regular Librium (Amitriptyline) tablets are capsules and a regular Librium (Amitriptyline) inhaler is a spray. You can take Librium either as a supplement or by inhaling it. To get the full benefits of Librium (Amitriptyline) it is recommended that you take it with food.

Common side effects of Librium

Librium (Amitriptyline) has been shown to produce certain types of side effects, some of which are:

  • restlessness, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, diarrhea, flushing, foggy vision, increased heart rate, feelings of paranoia, racing thoughts, sexual dysfunction, agitation, and sudden, unexpected death. Long-term use of Librium, in combination with alcohol, will produce severe adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the immune system, the brain, and the stomach.
  • Users will experience fatigue, lack of energy, short-tempered behavior, depression, and irritability.
  • Amitriptyline users are at increased risk of having allergic reactions to other ingredients in Amitriptyline. Long-term use of Librium can also lead to abnormal bone growth, osteoporosis, and fluid retention.

Tell your doctor about all the medications you are currently taking, including herbal supplements, vitamins, and other drugs. Also tell your doctor about any past drug addiction to herbs, diet, or other medicines.

Dosage Guidelines

People who are taking Amitriptyline for anxiety and/or depression may become addicted to the drug. Librium (Amitriptyline), like many other drugs in the serotonin classification, is habit-forming.

Librium (Amitriptyline) users have reported that taking low doses of the drug daily will produce a sense of relaxation and euphoria.

Long-term use of Amitriptyline is habit-forming; it can increase the chances of becoming dependent on the drug.


Some Important points to note when taking Amitriptyline

There are several ways in which Amitriptyline and alcohol can affect one another. When mixing Librium with alcohol one must be especially careful that they do not mix both ingredients in the same shot or drink.

Any changes in blood pressure and heart rate can result in an adverse reaction. Mixing Amitriptyline with alcohol can also increase the intensity of its effect, as well as the amount of drowsiness it causes.

If you’ve had a prior reaction to Librium, you may experience more severe side effects when mixing the two.

Because Amitriptyline is a drug, it is very important that any patient who desires to take this medication consult his or her doctor before taking it.

Amitriptyline and alcohol can cause serious side effects, particularly if one has a prior medical condition that can affect their ability to stay alert while they are drinking.

Before mixing Amitriptyline with alcohol, inform your doctor about your medical conditions or medications, including any allergies that you may have to the drug.

Also, inform your doctor about the number of drinks you intend to consume per day and when you will stop drinking.


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