Intravenous Ethanol for the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients

  title={Intravenous Ethanol for the Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Critically Ill Patients},
  author={B. Hodges and J. Mazur},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  • B. Hodges, J. Mazur
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy
Critically ill patients with alcoholism are at greater risk of morbidity and mortality from alcohol withdrawal syndrome than are patients without alcoholism. Benzodiazepines are considered the drugs of choice for the prevention and treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome, but some studies have suggested that intravenous ethanol may be as effective as those agents, as well as being less sedating. We evaluated the evidence regarding the use of intravenous ethanol for the prevention and treatment… Expand
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