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Burch, Jane and Gruenebaum, Dane [The Cochrane Library] . (2014) Clinical question: What are the effects of benzodiazepines in people with alcohol withdrawal? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

There is moderate quality evidence that benzodiazepines reduce the risk of alcohol withdrawal seizures when compared with placebo, but not when compared with antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, or anxiolytics (combined data). Low‐quality evidence meant that conclusions on comparative rates of adverse effects between benzodiazepines and placebo or other drugs could not be drawn.........


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