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Source: The Cochrane Collaborative
Last Reviewed: March 2010
Workgroups: Substance Use Workgroup
In this Cochrane systematic review, the Cochrane Collaborative found that benzodiazepines are more effective than placebo for protecting against seizures caused by alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Researchers also found that benzodiazepines may offer protection against many outcomes when compared with other medicines. They noted that they couldn’t draw definite conclusions about safety and effectiveness because of differences across trial interventions and outcomes.
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Amato, L., Minozzi, S., Vecchi, S. & Davoli, M. (2010). Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010 (3). DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005063.pub3.