This work was supported by a grant in aid from Custom Laboratories, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21223.
Evaluation of an Oral Solution to Accelerate Alcoholism Detoxification
Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 11, Issue 3, pages 305–308, June 1987
How to Cite
Iber, F. L. (1987), Evaluation of an Oral Solution to Accelerate Alcoholism Detoxification. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 11: 305–308. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.1987.tb01313.x
- Issue published online: 11 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 11 APR 2006
- Received for publication March 27, 1986, revised manuscript received September 15, 1986, accepted September 22, 1986
Twenty-five newly admitted patients were randomly assigned to supplemental treatment with an oral fructose mineral drink or a placebo solution. Nine pints were given in a double-blinded study during the first 3 days. Observations of tremor, chlordiazepoxide requirements, patients perceptions, and observer perceptions of common withdrawal symptoms and signs and the serum levels of Zn, Mg, and potassium were made initially and after the treatment. Although the patients improved over the 4 days of observations by many of the criteria, there were no differences between those receiving active solution and placebo.