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Drug Therapy for Alcohol Detoxification

2014-07-23 22:00:24 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This project will provide relevant clinical information for primary care practitioners treating alcohol withdrawal syndrome in outpatient settings. This double-blind, placebo- controlled clinical trial will compare the effectiveness of lorazepam (Ativan) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) in alcoholics who meet the criteria for a diagnosis of uncomplicated alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Participants are randomized to five days of treatment with a 1-week posttreatment followup.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Alcoholism

Intervention

lorazepam (Ativan), carbamazepine (Tegretol)

Location

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston
South Carolina
United States
29425

Status

Completed

Source

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:24-0400

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