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is there an over the counter treatment for delirium tremens

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Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
DTs: No! this is a life threatening situation and needs treatment by a physician.

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A member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Hospitalization: Delerium tremens is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal that can involve nervous system (anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, seizures) and cardiovascu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
DTs: To prevent serious damage and seizures, vitamins and benzodiazepine, fluids, and other supportive therapies. Some physicians use Phenobarbital to hel ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Treat symptoms: There is no one-size-fits-all treatment for delirium tremens, a potentially-fatal withdrawal syndrome of alcohol abuse. In general the goal is to trea ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
See below: Shakes and agitation are early signs but are often seen in alcohol withdrawal that does not proceed to dts. Confusion and hallucinations are more spe ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Alcoholics: Chronic alcoholics develop delirium tremens during the withdrawal process. It is a serious illness and needs to be treated as an emergency.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wells
43 years experience Psychiatry
Hallucinations/shakes: While I have not personally experienced delirium tremens or dts, I have seen it on a number of occasions in alcoholics withdrawing from alcohol. It is ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Alcohol withdrawal: Within 6-96 hrs after abrupt cessation of drinking, an alcoholic may develop withdrawal seizures followed by confusion, florid hallucinations, tremulo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Varied: Delirium tremens is the presentation of delirium which is a acute change in the sensorium in other words the way you interpret and associate with exte ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Can be severe: Delirium tremens or alcohol withdrawal syndrome can have very severe symtpoms. These may include tremenulousness, agitation, confusion, hallucination ... Read More
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