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How long does it take for delirium tremens to set in?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Delirium tremens

This is a withdrawal syndrome that can happen when you stop drinking alcohol after a period of heavy drinking -- especially if not eating enough food.
Symptoms most often occur within 72 hours after the last drink. However, they may occur up to 7 - 10 days after the last drink. These include body tremors, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, sweating, etc. Can lead to seizures.

In brief: Delirium tremens

This is a withdrawal syndrome that can happen when you stop drinking alcohol after a period of heavy drinking -- especially if not eating enough food.
Symptoms most often occur within 72 hours after the last drink. However, they may occur up to 7 - 10 days after the last drink. These include body tremors, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, sweating, etc. Can lead to seizures.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Usually 3-7 days

This can vary depending on a number of other factors.
This is a life threatening condition and someone at risk should be medically supervised.

In brief: Usually 3-7 days

This can vary depending on a number of other factors.
This is a life threatening condition and someone at risk should be medically supervised.
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