What role do sedatives play in the treatment of delirium tremens (DTs)?

Updated: Nov 06, 2020
  • Author: Michael James Burns, MD, FACEP, FACP, FIDSA; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Large amounts of sedatives may be required to achieve adequate control of symptoms. Sometimes, the airway must be controlled to permit the safe administration of adequate doses of sedatives.


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