Alcohol withdrawal

CONTENTS Rapid Reference 🚀 Preamble & disclaimer Diagnosis Treatment: Phenobarbital monotherapy Understanding phenobarbital pharmacology Advantages of phenobarbital over benzodiazepines Contraindications to phenobarbital Phenobarbital guideline Therapeutic target (CIWA vs RASS) Checking phenobarbital levels? Pitfalls of phenobarbital Potential roles of other drugs Benzodiazepines Ketamine Dexmedetomidine Antipsychotics & clonidine Alcohol continuation to prevent withdrawal Other supportive care concerns … Continue reading Alcohol withdrawal