Baclofen reduces BZD dose in alcohol withdrawal

In this small randomized trial, patients with alcohol withdrawal randomized to baclofen (10mg tid) were less likely to require high doses of BZD than those randomized to placebo. Oral baclofen can safely reduce BZD need in alcohol withdrawal patients able to take oral meds (abstract).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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