Alcohol Withdrawal: What is the Benzodiazepine of Choice?

  title={Alcohol Withdrawal: What is the Benzodiazepine of Choice?},
  author={R. Bird and E. Makela},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={67 - 71}
  • R. Bird, E. Makela
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
  • OBJECTIVE: To review the literature concerning the use of benzodiazepines for treatment of alcohol withdrawal and to determine if the current literature assessment justifies the use of lorazepam as first-line therapy. DATA SOURCES: A thorough review of the literature was performed with an online database (BRS Colleague). Articles directed at the targeted issue were chosen and additional references were obtained from the bibliographies of these articles. STUDY SELECTION: Clinical trials and case… CONTINUE READING
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