Shortage of Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride tablets and capsules 5mg and 10mg strengths

· London and South East Regional Medicines Information Service

There is currently a shortage of Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride tablets and capsules 5mg and 10mg strengths. Chlordiazepoxide is licensed for the short term symptomatic relief of severe anxiety, muscle spasms, and more commonly, acute alcohol withdrawal. This memo focuses on the alternatives to Chlordiazepoxide in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal.

Acute CareChlordiazepoxideMental HealthPrimary CareShortages and discontinuations

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