NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) is the name for the symptoms that occur when a heavy drinker suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol intake. With AWS, you may feel mild anxiety and fatigue. You may also have a wide range of other s[read article]

Tests for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

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Blood Alcohol Test
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Drug Abuse Screen
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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Medical Procedures for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

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Behavior Therapy
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Counseling
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Induction of Sedation
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Alcohol Rehabilitation and Detoxification
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Group Psychotherapy
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Administration of Electrolytes
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Prescribed Medications for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

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DIAZEPAM (dye AZ e pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal, relax muscles, and treat certai...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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PROPRANOLOL (proe PRAN oh lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat...  More
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OXAZEPAM (ox A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and nervousness. It also can help treat alcohol withdrawal.  More
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CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE (klor dye az e POX ide) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and alcohol withdrawal.  More
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CARBAMAZEPINE (kar ba MAZ e peen) is used to control seizures caused by certain types of epilepsy. This medicine is also used to treat nerve related pain. It is not...  More
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LORAZEPAM (lor A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and certain types of seizures. It is also used to cause sleep before surgery and to block ...  More
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CLORAZEPATE (klor AZ e pate) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety. It also used to treat alcohol withdrawal and certain types of seizures.  More
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Self Care for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome

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Alcohol Abstinence
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Nutritional Support
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