Benzodiazepines for Alcohol Withdrawal

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Systematic Review

Source: The Cochrane Collaborative

Last Reviewed: March 2010

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.