amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide (cont.)
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)?
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:
- celecoxib (Celebrex);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- darifenacin (Enablex);
- ropinirole (Requip);
- terbinafine (Lamisil);
- ADHD medications (Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera);
- anti-malaria medication such as chloroquine (Arelan), hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil, Quinaprox), or quinine (Qualaquin);
- cancer medications such as gefitinib (Iressa), imatinib (Gleevec), or nilotinib (Tasigna);
- a heart rhythm medication such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G);
- HIV medication such as delavirdine (Rescriptor) or ritonavir (Norvir);
- medicine to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting, such as metoclopramide (Reglan) or promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan);
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as aripiprazole (Abilify), chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil), haloperidol (Haldol), perphenazine (Trilafon), or thioridazine (Mellaril);
- a narcotic such as methadone (Methadose, Dolophine) or propoxyphene (Darvon, Darvocet).
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about amitriptyline and chlordiazepoxide.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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