Chlordiazepoxide / Amitriptyline Coupon - Chlordiazepoxide / Amitriptyline 5mg/12.5mg tablet

Generic Limbitrol

AMITRIPTYLINE; CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE is an anti-depressant and a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat depression with anxiety. Compare benzodiazepine / tricyclic antidepressant combinations.
Chlordiazepoxide / Amitriptyline Coupon - Chlordiazepoxide / Amitriptyline 5mg/12.5mg tablet

Chlordiazepoxide / Amitriptyline Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice. You may develop a severe reaction. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

If you are taking another medicine that also causes drowsiness, you may have more side effects. Give your health care provider a list of all medicines you use. Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to take. Do not take more medicine than directed. Call emergency for help if you have problems breathing or unusual sleepiness.

Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water will help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.

This medicine can cause constipation. Try to have a bowel movement at least every 2 to 3 days. If you do not have a bowel movement for 3 days, call your doctor or health care professional.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.


Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Blurred vision or other changes in vision

confusion or hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there)


difficulty in urinating

eye pain


irregular heartbeat

mental depression


trouble in sleeping

unusual excitement, nervousness, or irritability


Convulsions (seizures)

increased sensitivity to sunlight

skin rash and itching

sore throat and fever

yellow eyes or skin

Symptoms of overdose



convulsions (seizures)

dizziness or lightheadedness (severe)

drowsiness (severe)

enlarged pupils

fast or irregular heartbeat



muscle stiffness or rigidity

vomiting (severe)

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


clumsiness or unsteadiness

dizziness or lightheadedness


dryness of mouth or unpleasant taste


weight gain

Less common


nausea or vomiting

unusual tiredness or weakness

After you stop using this medicine, it may still produce some side effects that need attention. During this period of time, check with your doctor immediately if you notice the following side effects:

Convulsions (seizures)


increased sweating

irritability or restlessness

muscle cramps

nausea or vomiting

stomach cramps


trouble with sleeping, and vivid dreams

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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