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From: High dose intravenous clonidine is superior to intravenous clomethiazole in severe alcohol withdrawal syndrome (delirium tremens)

  Clonidine Clomethiazole
Initial dose 0.56 ± 0.22 mg 0.78 ± 0.56 mg
Maintenance dose   2.2 ± 1.5 mg/day   5.2 ± 2.5 mg/day
Duration of treatment   
   ≤ 2 days 14 (32.6%) 7(14.6%)
   3-5 days 22 (51.2%) 22 (45.8%)
   6-10 days 3 (7.0%) 12 (25.0%)
Non-responder (≥ 10 days) 4 (9.3%) 7 (14.6%)
Enteral nutrition day 5 20 (46.5%) 12 (25%)
Mobilisation   
   Regular respiration 35 (81.4%) 27 (56.3%)
   Regular bowel function day 2 24 (55.8%) 36 (75%)
   Regular bowel function day 4 24 (55.8%) 39 (81.3%)
Additive sedatives necessary 36 (83.7%) 24 (50%)