Mental health

Treatment of alcohol withdrawal delirium

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

Benzodiazepines should be used for the treatment alcohol withdrawal delirium.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: LOW

Antipsychotic medications should not be used as stand alone treatment for alcohol withdrawal delirium.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: LOW

Antipsychotics should only be used as an adjunct to benzodiazepines in severe withdrawal delirium which has not responded to adequate doses of benzodiazepines.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of evidence: LOW

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