Table 1Clinical studies

StudyType of studyDrug usedSymptom-triggeredFixed-schedule
Mean duration of treatment (hours)Mean dose of drug (mg)Mean duration of treatment (hours)Mean dose of drug (mg)
DaeppenRCTOxazepam2037.563231.4
SaitzRCTChlordiazepoxide910068425
Lange-AsschenfeldtRetrospective analysisClomethiazole10143521809921
WeaverQuasi-randomised TrialLorazepamNot reported28.8Not reported102.1

From: A.3, Health economic analysis – dosing regimens for acute alcohol withdrawal

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