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Question alcohol withdrawal

A 55-year-old right-handed man is admitted to the medical service for pneumonia. The patient normally drinks 4 to 8 beers per day. In anticipation of the seizures, cognitive deterioration, and autonomic instability that might occur during withdrawal, which of the following is the most appropriate measure to take?
a. Consult a “detox center” to start planning the patients discharge
b. Provide intravenous alcohol supplements to blunt the alcohol withdrawal
c. Provide intramuscular or oral chlordiazepoxide several times daily at a dose dictated by the patient’s level of agitation
d. Start phenytoin as a single dose nightly
e. Delay pneumonia treatment until the risk of neurologic problems abat
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c. Provide intramuscular or oral chlordiazepoxide several times daily at a dose dictated by the patient’s level of agitation
not sure though
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Correct Answer c is correct

c is correct
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