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Can Fam Physician. 1991 Dec;37:2609-44.

Benzodiazepines and Confusion in Medically Ill Alcoholics: Balancimg safety against toxicity.


It is generally believed that benzodiazepines are effective and safe drugs for use in alcohol withdrawal states. The authors describe three cases in which benzodiazepines aggravated or caused confusion in alcoholic patients admitted to a general hospital for emergency medical treatment. Strategies to avoid this problem are discussed.

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