Treatment of alcohol withdrawal: tiapride and carbamazepine versus clomethiazole.

@article{Franz2001TreatmentOA,
  title={Treatment of alcohol withdrawal: tiapride and carbamazepine versus clomethiazole.},
  author={Michael Franz and Hans Dlabal and Susanne Kunz and Jens Ulferts and Harald Gruppe and Bernd Gallhofer},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={251},
  pages={185-192}
}
In Germany, clomethiazole (CLO) and benzodiazepines are predominantly used as therapeutic agents in the treatment of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). These agents have disadvantages such as sedation, risk of respiratory insufficiency, and cardiovascular complications as well as addictive potential. Alternatively, it could be demonstrated that both tiapride (TIA) and carbamazepine (CBZ) are efficient in the treatment of AWS with less toxicity. However, they seem to be less effective in AWS… CONTINUE READING

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