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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 17
   Posted 6/4/2006 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
HAVE ANY OF YOU TAKEN LIBRAX WHILE PREGNANT? IS IT SAFE?.  I SUFFER FROM IBS-D and i'm 3 months pregnant.  the doc put me back on my paxil and xanax 2 weeks ago, or i was going to have a nervouse breakdown!  he took me off of them when i first found out i was pregnant and then my whole body got screwed up! i had perfect bowels when i started taking paxil 2 years ago.  anyways.  i now have 3 loose stools a day and am getting tired of it.  the librax helped me before after i had my first child.  i hate obsessing over not wanting to poop because i hate the way my stomache feels afterward,  like i feel like i have to put food in it or something. ( you guys might think i'm weird)  but i've always had that fear when this happens.  am i the only one?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 8/14/2008 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG it is soooo good to find someone out there who is pregnant and has taken this medication! I looked all over IVillage and couldn't find anyone. I am five weeks pregnant (approx) and was taking librax up until a week ago, when I found out I was pregnant.  I read that it should not be taken during pregnancy, thus why I stopped it last week as soon as I found out. I have HORRIBLE IBS and am scared that it's going to flare up. I am eating a high fiber diet, and going to the bathroom every couple days. Were you on librax when you were first pregnant? I am so afraid it is going to cause birth defects in the first couple weeks that I was pregnant, even though my GI and OB said I should be fine, and not to worry b/c some people stay on it hte whole time. whats your thoughts?

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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 5/8/2011 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,kelly and sunny54, I just found out I am 5 months pregnant and had taken Librax before knowing that I am pregnant. I am so worried as this drug I checked and found this drug is classified as class D according to FDA which may cause birth defect... Consulted 2 gyna but both of them can't tell me 100% gurantee that the baby will be safe... May I know how was your pregnancy? Have both of you delivered a healthy baby eventually?

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Date Joined Jul 2004
Total Posts : 1293
   Posted 5/9/2011 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you asked your doctor about it?

Generic Name
chlordiazepoxide (klor di as ah POX ide)
clidinium (clah DIN e um)

What if I'm pregnant, considering pregnancy or breast-feeding?
Most females now know that, if possible, no drug, including alcohol, should be taken during pregnancy or lactation. The potential danger, of course, is an injury to the baby. However, some drugs are much safer than others in this regard. So, the FDA has a grading system for each drug which reflects what is known medically. It ranks drugs from A, where medical studies show no evidence for danger to the fetus or mother, to B, C, D and X, where the medical evidence indicates that the risk to the fetus outweighs any benefit to the mother. Chlordiazepoxide is ranked D. This combination should not be taken by a female in the childbearing age unless effective contraception is used. Always consult your physician before taking any drug during or when planning pregnancy.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

New Member

Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 5/9/2011 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I am really worried about the baby. I tried to contacted the doctor which prescribed this drug to me a few times, but still haven't got chance to talk to him yet. I am so frustrated over his presciption, he did not explain to me the risk of this drug at all and did not ask me whether or not I am pregnant or planning to have baby. I went to see him as I thought I had gastric problem, as I feel nausea. I didn't miss a period so I didn't suspect I am pregnant. He prescribed me this drug to cure my gastric, which now I realised should be morning sickness, not gastric... ... I've consulted a few doctors and found that this is not a common drug for gastric. This drug is addictive and usually used for long term irratable bowel. I am considering to abort the baby as I don't want the baby suffer in the future. Both gynae I went to can't be sure that the baby is fine... ... But this is so painful to make such decision...   

New Member

Date Joined Sep 2014
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 9/22/2014 12:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, have anyone used Librax and delivered a healthy baby.

New Member

Date Joined Aug 2015
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 8/19/2015 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I took Librax for 4 days right before my 4th week of pregnancy (before I even knew I was pregnant). I found out during my 4 month sonogram that my son was missing his left arm from the elbow down. The doctors did not think this was due to the Librax so early on in my pregnancy, but they could not provide me with any answers. I have since then done my own research and I'm inclined to believe that this was due to the Librax, (learning this is rated a D drug and "may cause birth defects.") He is now otherwise a very healthy, happy, thriving, fully functioning 2 year old boy - Thank God. It could have been much worse. But I can't help but search for some closure on this from time to time. If anyone has had a similar situation, please share. Thank you.
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