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Clinical Features of Paraldehyde Withdrawal

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Paraldehyde is a sedative-hypnotic that was administered to chronic alcoholics. Some patients developed a tolerance or addiction to it, using it chronically alone or with other drugs (chronic paraldehydism). Administration was often by rectal enemas. Stopping intake can precipitate withdrawal.

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