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Is there an over the counter treatment for alcohol withdrawal

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
36 years experience Travel Medicine
This is up to YOU: There is no easy treatment for alcoholism. This disease is more common than you think. The first step towards recovery is as simple as you deciding yo ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
No: No. Alcohol withdrawal can be deadly. Go to an emergency room.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
What's in them: The problem with OTC supplements is that there are no FDA requirements. One does not know exactly what is in them nor how much. It may possibly help ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdraw ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Careful!!: Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal. You need to be monitored by a physician, in the er or outpatient or in a detox.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Detox from alcohol: I think there are other drugs used for alcohol withdrawal. The benzos, especially valium is considered to be just another pill form of alcohol and are ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paulo Negro Jr
32 years experience Psychiatry
No: It is difficult to predict the severity of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. It may cause increase of heart rate, blood pressure, sweating, confusion, and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not likely: If you are having alcohol withdrawal, see your physician. GABA supplements, like others in the US, are unregulated and you have no real idea of what's ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Hydration: Hydration, rest and good diet.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
See a doctor NOW: I gather you just stopped alcohol suddenly. Forget the drugstore, as you could have a withdrawal seizure, tremors, and even full-blown d.T's. Get to ... Read More

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