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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


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Which drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Which drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Librium: Benzodiazepines like Librium but in the setting of a rehab center while hospitalized. I suspect other benzodiazepine may do the trick. Ask a physician dedicated to alcohol, and drugs rehab. ...Read more

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Help please! what drugs are typically used to reduce withdrawal symptoms during alcohol detox?

Benzodiazepine: Benzodiazepine are most commonly used for withdrawal fluids some multivitamins thiamine folic a acid under medical supervision. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about alcohol detox?

What can you tell me about alcohol detox?

Alcohol withdrawal: Can be dangerous without good medical support. Detox allows your body to adjust to going without alcohol without the heightened risk of seizures, hallucinations and other severe withdrawal symptoms. The question suggests you're drinking more than is healthy and that should be addressed. Abrupt discontinuation of heavy alcohol use is not a good idea without a doctor supervising. ...Read more

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Should I go into alcohol detox? What are the pros and cons?

Should I go into alcohol detox? What are the pros and cons?

Yes: If you have to ask, the answer is probably yes. Pros: 1. You won't have to lie about drinking anymore. 2. No more hangovers and shakes. 3. End the risk to your job and relationships. 4. Less likely to be sick or die of alcoholism. 5. Stop being an embarrassment to yourself. Cons: 1. You'll have to face the fact that you have a drinking problem. 2. Others may find out (not always bad). ...Read more

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For what length of time do hallucinations last from alcohol detox?

For what length of time do hallucinations last from alcohol detox?

Call 911: If someone you know is hallucinating, call 911. This is very serious and they need medical attention right away. Death can ensure from alcohol withdrawal, which is more serious than narcotic withdrawal. ...Read more

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At what point of at home alcohol detox should one go to the hospital and seek medical attention?

At what point of at home alcohol detox should one go to the hospital and seek medical attention?

If getting worse: I assume that a physician is monitoring your detox. He/she should have given you warning signs of any problems and should have also given you strict dietary advice and certain vitamins. I feel that a social worker ()msw) should also be involved. ...Read more

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) xr ever used for alcohol detox in an outpatient setting? I'm using 1 mg every 4 hr and seems to be helping I am just worried about tapering.

Is Xanax (alprazolam) xr ever used for alcohol detox in an outpatient setting? I'm using 1 mg every 4 hr and seems to be helping I am just worried about tapering.

Yes: Benzodiazepines, including Xanax (alprazolam) XR, are used for alcohol withdrawal. Valium and Librium are long acting and have been the most commonly prescribed for withdrawal. Xanax (alprazolam) XR is still relatively short acting and you may be more prone to withdrawal symptoms on tapering the dose, as opposed to Valium. Xanax (alprazolam) may be more prone to abuse than other benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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