About this resource:
Source: The Cochrane Collaborative
Last Reviewed: March 2010
Workgroups: Substance Use Workgroup
In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found limited data comparing anticonvulsants with placebo to treat alcohol withdrawal syndrome. In addition, researchers didn’t find any clear differences in effectiveness between anticonvulsants and other drugs. They noted that larger, better-designed studies are needed.
Objectives related to this resource (1)
Minozzi, S., Amato, L., Vecchi, S. & Davoli, M. (2010). Anticonvulsants for alcohol withdrawal. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010 (3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005064.pub3.