Meaning of chlordiazepoxide in English:


Pronunciation /ˌklɔːdʌɪazɪˈpɒksʌɪd/


mass nounMedicine
  • A tranquillizer of the benzodiazepine group, used chiefly to treat anxiety and alcoholism.

    Also called Librium (a trademark)

    ‘Long-acting benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide and diazepam are preferred because they are the most effective in preventing alcohol withdrawal seizures and delirium.’
    • ‘Generally, a longer-acting benzodiazepine such as chlordiazepoxide is used, and the initial dosage is titrated downward according to blood pressure elevation, pulse rate, temperature and psychotic symptoms.’
    • ‘The group of drugs known as benzodiazepines includes alprazolam, chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, and lorazepam (Ativan).’
    • ‘Psychotropic drugs on the Beers list were the most commonly prescribed drugs of concern, including amitriptyline, chlordiazepoxide, diazepam and doxepin.’
    • ‘The long elimination half-life benzodiazepines included diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clorazepate and flurazepam.’


1960s from chlor- + diazo+ epoxide.