Compare Dalmane vs. chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline

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Dalmane
(flurazepam)

Limbitrol
(chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline)

Helps you fall asleep. Dalmane (flurazepam) helps you fall asleep, but its effect can carry over to the next day and be addictive.Treats anxiety and depression. While Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) as a combination can be used to treat both anxiety and depression, other medicines are considered first choice because chlordiazepoxide can be potentially addicting.
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Side effects
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline

The Dalmane FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
Dalmane (flurazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It activates the part of your brain for resting and digesting.Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) is a combination of 2 medicines. Chlordiazepoxide is a benzodiazepine, and it calms activity in a part of the brain responsible for emotional responses. Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, and it raises the amount of norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, which can improve mood.
Type of medication
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
Prescription only
Prescription only
Available as
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Capsule
  • Pill
Used for
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Anxiety And Depression
Risk factors for serious side effects
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers or antihistamines
  • Women
  • Over age 65
Detailed Dalmane (flurazepam) risks & warnings »
  • People under age 24
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart disease
  • Alcohol
  • Taking narcotics, tranquilizers, or antihistamines
Detailed Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Alcohol
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take any narcotics while taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) since it can slow your breathing.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take narcotics, tranquilizers, or antihistamines if you're taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline). This can slow down your breathing. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
Sleep
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • People taking Dalmane (flurazepam) for sleep have reported having difficulty concentrating the next day, and have problems driving or operating machinery. Talk to your doctor if this is a problem.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) can make you sleepy and unable to focus, so don't drive or do anything requiring concentration for a few hours after taking it until you know how it affects you. This can be worse if you drink alcohol or take narcotics.
Upsides and benefits
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) works 15-30 minutes after taking it.
  • Dalmane (flurazepam) is available in generic.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) is available as a generic.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) works faster than amitriptyline alone.
Downsides and risks
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Can make you feel sleepy and unable to concentrate the next day. This hangover effect is especially worse for women and elderly.
  • Should only be used short-term because it can be addicting.
  • Can cause sleep-walking or other sleep-related activities that you may not remember doing the next day.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) is only available in certain strengths, so it can be difficult to customize a dose that treats both anxiety and depression.
  • Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) contains chlordiazepoxide, which can be potentially addicting.
  • You might not notice any changes in your mood until you've been taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) for several weeks.
  • Amitriptyline alone is considered a better treatment for anxiety and depression than Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline).
  • Other medicines are considered first choice for treating anxiety and depression over Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline).
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Dalmanechlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline
  • Can be dangerous if combined with alcohol or narcotics.
  • Effect lasts long and may carry into the next morning. Take Dalmane (flurazepam) only if you expect to be in bed for full 7-8 hours.
  • Can cause rebound insomnia if you stop taking it, especially if you've been on it for a while.
  • Can cause sleep walking or doing other behaviors while asleep. Talk to your doctor right away if this happens.
  • Don't drink alcohol or take any narcotics while taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) since it can slow your breathing.
  • If you've taken Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) for an extended amount of time, don't stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor first. It can be very dangerous.
  • Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration while taking Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) since it can make you sleepy. This can be worse if you drink alcohol or take narcotics.
  • You might not notice changes in your mood until you've taken Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) for at least a few weeks.
  • If you're being switched to Limbitrol (chlordiazepoxide / amitriptyline) from a group of medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI), you should wait at least 14 days before you start.
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