This article has been medically reviewed by Dr Robert Lefever, a world-leading addictions specialist.
Librium is a brand name for Chlordiazepoxide which is is a benzodiazepine medication used for anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and insomnia. Chlordiazepoxide can find this medication with other brand names like A-poxide, Poxi, Lygen, Mitran, Librelease, etc. It is a short-term medication with a high risk of dependency. It works as a tranquilliser and has a hypnotic effect on the user. Therefore, it is not recommended to use as a long-term anxiety medication.