Farmakologisk behandling af gammahydroxybutyratabstinenssyndrom

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal

Niels August Willer Strand, Tonny Studsgaard Petersen, Lars Martin Nielsen, Soren Boegevig

Abstract

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a drug of abuse, for which physical addiction develops quickly. GHB withdrawal can develop into a life-threatening condition and has previously been treated mainly with benzodiazepines. These have not always proven effective, leading to long hospitalizations in intensive care units. Based on successful Dutch treatment results for using GHB to treat GHB withdrawal symptoms, we propose to implement a similar method in Denmark. The method requires an interdisciplinary effort for which The Danish Poison Information Centre should be consulted for expertise.

Translated title of the contributionTreatment of gamma-hydroxybutyrate withdrawal
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Volume179
Issue number50
ISSN0041-5782
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017

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