Nervous system disorders

Alcohol withdrawal

(Withdrawal syndrome)

  • Also known as
  • Alcohol withdrawal syndrome

All Medications for Alcohol withdrawal

  • Tranxene
    (clorazepate)
    Prescription only

    While Tranxene (clorazepate) can be used to control seizures and anxiety, it's not popular because of its potential for addiction and withdrawal seizures.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Tegretol
    (carbamazepine)
    Prescription only

    Tegretol (carbamazepine) is useful for preventing seizures and relieving certain types of nerve pain, but reduces how well many other medications work.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended-release pill
    • Suspension
    • Chewable tablet

Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Alcohol withdrawal

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Diazepam all the way

What’s your best coping strategy?
  • Ativan. Or alprazolam

  • Ativan. Or alprazolam

Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • Time