Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

Edward DeSimone, RPh, PhD, FAPhA; Jennifer Tilleman, RPh, PharmD, FASCP; Trenton Powell, RPh, PharmD


US Pharmacist 

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The severity of the patient's symptoms guides the frequency of monitoring. Those treated as inpatients may be initially monitored and assessed multiple times a day until symptoms improve. Once stabilized, the patient may be evaluated daily until symptoms resolve and the medication dosage is reduced. Upon completion of treatment, patients may need to be referred to a long-term outpatient treatment program, to an addiction specialist, or to an inpatient treatment program.[5]