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Librax Was Prescribed-should I Take It?

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Hi all--

The doctor prescribed Librax & I filled the script. Now it looks like its not available in generic & its not the cheapest drug! :o

Any ideas about what Librax does and if its worth taking? Also, is there a substitute or combination of generic drugs that can replace it? Or should I even bother? :huh:

I am following my gluten-free diet but right now it doesn't matter what I eat, my left side hurts constantly and I have bathroom issues every morning. It is getting better very gradually though.

I took one pill last night and really didn't notice anything--I took one this morning and was a bit sleepy at work...and I took one this evening too. I do feel that my stomach pain is better.

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I have never taken it... although it sounds vaguely familiar. The first GI I went to prescribed me something along the lines of what Librax does, but I didn't take it and I can't be sure it's the name.

Anyway, here's some info on it.

http://www.rxlist.com/librax-drug.htm#pi

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I took Librax for about one year thirty years ago. The dr. diagnosed me with colitis and I believe it was an anti-spasmodic or something along that line. It was supposed to relax my stomach and digestive system. I took it before each meal. I don't know if it really helped or not. I was going through a really bad time with diarrhea which I guess was the beginning of my Celiac Disease. It calmed down after that year, but I don't know if it was the medicine that helped or not. If I'd known then, what I know now, the gluten free diet probably would have been all that I needed.

Good Luck!

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I took this for a couple of years before I was diagnosed. It was sort of helpful but not very. Do read the info on the link that was provided. Librax does have a 'valium' component and can be addictive so use it with care and do not stop it suddenly. Also do not drive or operate machinery until you know how you react to the drug. If you do take it daily you will need to taper off it. I am glad the diet is helping a bit, do remember to check everything for gluten and try to eat mostly whole unprocessed foods while you are learning the ins and outs of the gluten free lifestyle as it is more than food that you need to watch out for. Items that you may want to avoid in the beginning that you may eventually be able to tolerate are: vitamin E, check to make sure it is not wheat germ oil derived, wheat and barley grass (found in some vitamins that are labeled gluten free), alcohols and vinegars that are wheat derived, also learn about crosscontamination in foods and in your home. You may also need to drop dairy for a bit, once you have healed you can add it back in and see if you react.

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