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Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
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Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Naltrexone for alcohol dependence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2263
Available Online
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Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It is not clear exactly how this medication works. It is believed to lower the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, what medications naltrexone interacts with, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Naltrexone
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Naltrexone
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Naltrexone is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It is not clear exactly how this medication works. It is believed to lower the good feeling you get from drinking alcohol. Naltrexone may help you drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well naltrexone works, what medications naltrexone interacts with, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone, how long you will need to take naltrexone, and possible side effects.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2263
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Acamprosate for alcohol dependence

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink it less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well acamprosate works, whether acamprosate interacts with any other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Acamprosate
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Acamprosate
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Acamprosate is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink it less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how well acamprosate works, whether acamprosate interacts with any other medications, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking acamprosate, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2268
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Disulfiram for alcohol dependence

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37563
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2269
Available Online
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Disulfiram is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking disulfiram, how well disulfiram works, whether disulfiram interacts with other medications or foods, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
Available Online
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Disulfiram
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Disulfiram
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Disulfiram is a medication used to help manage alcohol dependence. It works best for people who would like to stop drinking alcohol completely, not just drink less. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, what will happen if you drink alcohol while taking disulfiram, how well disulfiram works, whether disulfiram interacts with other medications or foods, and how long you will need to take this medication. Possible side effects are included.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2269
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