Seizure Drug Fails as Adjunct to Benzodiazepines in Alcohol Withdrawal

Hx of alcohol abuse increases memory impairment risk
Hx of alcohol abuse increases memory impairment risk
Adding levetiracetam to to the patients taking lorazepam for acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms didn't reduce need for the benzodiazepine.

Benzodiazepines are often considered the standard of care for managing symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal syndrome. Because of potential adverse effects, other agents have been evaluated in this patient population. Previous studies have produced mixed results on the efficacy of levetiracetam in alcohol withdrawal.

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