Updated: 12/29/2021

Acute Alcohol Withdrawal

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  • Snapshot
  • Introduction
  • Presentation
  • Treatment
  • Complications
    • Minor Withdrawal
    • Alcoholic Hallucinosis
    • Withdrawal Seizure
    • Delirium Tremens
    • Time Since Last Drink
    • 6 hours
    • 12 - 24 hours
    • 48 hours
    • 48 - 96 hours
    • Symptoms
    • Trembling
    • Irritability
    • Anxiety
    • Headache
    • Tachycardia
    • Insomnia
    • Visual, auditory, and in some cases tactile hallucinations
    • Tonic-clonic seizures
    •  Autonomic instability
    • Disorientation
    • Hallucinations
    • Agitation
    • Management
    • Thiamine
    • Folate
    • Multivitamin
    • Dextrose
    • IV Flulids
    • Begin benzodiazepine taper to avoid seizures
    •  Benzodiazepine taper
    • Head CT
    •  Suspect in patient with unknown history followed by DT symptoms 2 days later
    • Benzodiazepine taper
  • prognosis
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