Yes, Revia can help address strong cravings that occur during alcohol withdrawal. However, Revia can precipitate symptoms of narcotic drug withdrawal, quickening and worsening their severity. Find out more about how Revia helps with withdrawal (and addiction treatment) here.
What are the side effects of alcohol withdrawal? Why do they occur? When do you need to get immediate help for dangerous side effects? Answers to these questions here.
Acamprosate does not prevent alcohol withdrawal symptoms that people may experience when they stop drinking. Instead, it works to help regulate the alcoholic brains by lessening cravings for alcohol. More on acamprosate for alcoholism here.
Yes, alcohol withdrawal CAN be dangerous, especially if you are a heavy or long time drinker. We review the main reasons you should seek medical help during alcohol withdrawal here.
The terminal half-life of a regular dose of acamprosate ranges anywhere from 20-30 hours. Acamprosate reaches steady levels within 5 days of regular dosing, while peak concentrations occur within 3-8 hours after administered dose. More on acamprosate and its metabolism here.
Alcohol withdrawal treatment includes management of symptoms using prescription medications. In fact, the primary goals of treating alcohol withdrawal are to prevent seizures and/or delirium tremens and to moderate discomfort related to autonomic instability. More on the treatment of alcohol withdrawal here,
You can help an alcoholic in the process of identifying the problem as well as helping research appropriate treatment options. More on how to do this here.
Seek medical supervision during alcohol detox. Dependence must be assessed and serious conditions can occur in the first 72 hours. More on detox from alcohol protocol here.
While most cases of acute detox are over within about a week, detox from alcohol can last anywhere from a few hours to several months. We review the common symptoms that can occur, their risks, and the complete time it takes to go through alcohol detox here.
Seek 24-7 medical supervision during alcohol withdrawal for diagnosis and treatment of possible severe conditions. Treatments then include oral benzodiazepines, anti-seizure or anti-psychotic medications and fluid intake. More here on where to get help for alcohol withdrawal and what to expect during withdrawal.