Successful management of prolonged gamma-hydroxybutyrate and alcohol withdrawal.

@article{Bowles2001SuccessfulMO,
  title={Successful management of prolonged gamma-hydroxybutyrate and alcohol withdrawal.},
  author={Toya M Bowles and Roger W. Sommi and Mahdi Amiri},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={254-7}
}
A 27-year-old man was admitted with tremulousness, diaphoresis, tachypnea (28 breaths/min), full-body rigidity, irritability, paranoia, and auditory and visual hallucinations 2 days after stopping long-term gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and 8 hours after stopping alcohol intake. He received intravenous fluids and tapering dosages of lorazepam to control agitation and rigidity, and recovered with no significant sequelae after 8 days. Abrupt cessation of GHB after high-dosage abuse can precipitate… CONTINUE READING