chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride

chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride
The hydrochloride of 7-chloro-2-methylamino-5-phenyl-3H-1,4-benzodiazepine-4-oxide; an antianxiety agent. An early benzodiazepine.

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[USP] the monohydrochloride salt of chlordiazepoxide, administered orally for the same indications as the base and intravenously or intramuscularly as an antianxiety agent in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders, the short-term relief of anxiety symptoms and of preoperative anxiety, and the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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