amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Limbitrol, Limbitrol DS)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Limbitrol, Limbitrol DS)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide can be fatal, especially if taken with alcohol.
Overdose symptoms may include irregular heartbeats, extreme drowsiness, overactive reflexes, stiff muscles, dilated pupils, vomiting, feeling hot or cold, feeling like you might pass out, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide (Limbitrol, Limbitrol DS)?
Do not drink alcohol. Amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide can increase the effects of alcohol, which could be dangerous.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
What other drugs will affect amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide (Limbitrol, Limbitrol DS)?
Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have used an "SSRI" antidepressant in the past 5 weeks, such as citalopram (Celexa), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), or sertraline (Zoloft).
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other antidepressant.
Many drugs can interact with amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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