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Librium is a medication used in the treatment of anxiety and withdrawal symptoms found in recovering alcoholics. The drug works by slowing down the chemicals in the brain, which in turn makes the symptoms less harsh on users. As with most anxiety medications, there are a number of side effects associated with using Librium.


Librium comes in tablet form and is taken orally.

HEALTH RISKS (long term) which includes withdrawal & tolerance:

Rare instances of blood dyscrasias (an abnormal condition of the blood), jaundice and abnormal behavioural reactions such as aggression, excitement, confusion and depression with thoughts of suicide have also been reported.  Librium, like other benzodiazepine medications, has the potential to induce physical or psychological dependence.   Patients taking Librium long-term that develop dependence may experience symptoms of withdrawal once they stop taking the medication. Symptoms of withdrawal include convulsions, tremor, abdominal and muscle cramps, vomiting and sweating.  Higher doses can cause impairment of memory, judgment and coordination, irritability, paranoia, and suicidal thoughts. Some people experience the opposite of the intended effect, such as agitation or aggression.


It is not illegal to use Lithium without prescription, but it is illegal to give them/sell them to other people for non-medical use. In this case they are considered Class C drugs.

  1. Librium was synthesized and developed by Leo Sternbach at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.
  2. Librium was one of the first drugs ever synthesized in a lab and, surprisingly, its discovery was an accident.
  3. Librium is part of a group of medicines known as Benzodiazepines.
  4. Librium has the potential to be abused and may cause addiction or dependence.
  5. Librium is one of the most popular Tranquillizers.
  6. Librium may increase the effect of alcohol or other substances that depress central nervous system functions. For this reason, they should not be used at the same time.
  7. The discovery of Librium was discovered completely by accident when scientists were trying to concoct a completely unrelated chemical; artificial dye.  
  8. Librium works by slowing down the nerves in the brain (i.e., the central nervous system).
  9. Librium and other benzodiazepines are the largest group of recreationally used drugs in the world..
  10. Librium is used in the treatment of alcoholism for its sedating and anxiety-relieving effects, which help relieve the symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal.
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