Diazepam in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Alcohol Withdrawal

@article{Weintraub2017DiazepamIT,
  title={Diazepam in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Alcohol Withdrawal},
  author={S. Weintraub},
  journal={CNS Drugs},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={87-95}
}
  • S. Weintraub
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • CNS Drugs
  • Benzodiazepines ameliorate or prevent the symptoms and complications of moderate to severe alcohol withdrawal, which can include autonomic hyperactivity, agitation, combativeness, hallucinations, seizures, delirium, and death. The benzodiazepines most commonly used for this purpose are lorazepam, chlordiazepoxide, oxazepam, and diazepam. It is widely asserted that no member of this group is superior to the others for treatment of alcohol withdrawal. However, of these, diazepam has the shortest… CONTINUE READING
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