THE MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL USING CHLORMETHIAZOLE

Authors
Citation
My. Morgan, THE MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL-WITHDRAWAL USING CHLORMETHIAZOLE, Alcohol and alcoholism, 30(6), 1995, pp. 771-774
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Substance Abuse
Journal title
ISSN journal
0735-0414
Volume
30
Issue
6
Year of publication
1995
Pages
771 - 774
Database
ISI
SICI code
0735-0414(1995)30:6<771:TMOAUC>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
Chlormethiazole is an extremely useful and flexible drug for use in th e management of acute alcohol withdrawal. It is not a treatment for al cohol abuse and should not be used in this patient group, other than i n the withdrawal period, and then for less than 10 days. It is extreme ly safe when used correctly by practitioners familiar with its propert ies. Problems can arise, however, if used by practitioners unaware of its limitations and the precautions needed for safe prescribing.