What is it about?
There has been evidence suggesting some ASMs may be helpful in reducing craving for alcohol, therefore if certain ASMs were both effective and tolerable in AWS treatment and in relapse prevention there would be no need to change medication at different stages of alcohol use disorder treatment, potentially leading to improved medication adherence, and better treatment outcomes.
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Why is it important?
This is the most up to date review, the first meta-analyses to discuss doses of ASMs and the to use the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) to evaluate the strength of evidence.
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This page is a summary of: The effectiveness and tolerability of anti‐seizure medication in alcohol withdrawal syndrome: a systematic review, meta‐analysis and GRADE of the evidence, Addiction, May 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/add.15510.
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