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Suggest OTC medicine to manage alcohol withdrawal symptoms

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Dr. Ashok Kumar

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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Question: is there an over the counter medicine for alcohol withdrawal



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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Only thiamine to prevent complications

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for using Health care magic.

Thiamine is the only option which you require during alcohol withdrawal time and available over the counter. It is a B group of vitamins and helps in prevention of complications during this period.

No medicine which suppresses the alcohol withdrawal symptom is available over the counter which includes librium, Ativan among others.

I hope this answers you.
Thanks and regards.
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