Editorial

Rational Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Seizures

Authors: GORDON W. JOSEPHSON MD, HENRY S. SABATIER JR. MD

Abstract

ABSTRACTPhenytoin has traditionally been used for both prophylaxis and acute treatment of alcohol withdrawal seizures. With the exception of a well defined subgroup of withdrawing patients, this may not be appropriate. Chronic anticonvulsant therapy is not indicated without evidence of another underlying seizure diathesis.

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