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Definition of "chlordiazepoxide" [chlordiazepoxide]

  • A benzodiazepine drug, C16H14ClN3O, whose hydrochloride is used as an antianxiety drug and in the treatment of chronic alcoholism and alcohol withdrawal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chlordiazepoxide" in a sentence
  • "One of those packages was sent to Alves in Marlborough, and after the box was inspected by FDA special agents, they found hundreds of capsules containing substances such as chlordiazepoxide, an active ingredient in an anti-anxiety drug; fenproporex, a stimulant that is converted in the body to amphetamine; and fluoxetine, an antidepressant."
  • "According to the FDA press release, chlordiazepoxide may be habit forming and can cause dizziness and drowsiness, and fluoxetine has been linked to several serious drug interactions and to even the possibility of promoting suicide in its takers."
  • "Administration of IM chlordiazepoxide 25 mg IM, t.i.d. and then q.i.d. had little effect."