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Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium


Is a Disease or Syndrome.

"An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)"

Related Topics

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Related Medication
The following information has been extracted from US Food and Drug Administration databases. It shows drugs which may be used to treat this condition, and those drugs whose use may be dangerous with this condition. This is informational only. You must consult a physician for your particular case. You may click on a listed drug for further information.

The following medications may be indicated for this condition

Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Diazepam
Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride
Valium
Vistaril

The following medications may be hazardous when used with this condition

Dextrose
Dextrose
Dextrose
Dextrose
Dextrose

This web-site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your doctor. It should not to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment.