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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.........


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder drug therapy, AOD disorder treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:16 December 2014
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants) > Benzodiazepine
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance disorder drug therapy
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines

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