Summary: A sedative and anticonvulsant often used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Chlormethiazole has also been proposed as a neuroprotective agent. The mechanism of its therapeutic activity is not entirely clear, but it does potentiate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors response and it may also affect glycine receptors.

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  1. Hutchinson P, O Connell M, Coles J, Chatfield D, Coleman M, Al Rawi P, et al. Investigation of the effect of chlormethiazole on cerebral chemistry in neurosurgical patients: a combined study of microdialysis and a neuroprotective agent. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2002;53:275-83 pubmed
    ..The objective of the study was to assess the feasibility of administrating a potential neuro-protective drug (chlormethiazole) in conjunction with multimodality monitoring (including microdialysis) to patients with severe head injury ..
  2. Liu C, Chung J, Seitz H, Russell R, Wang X. Chlormethiazole treatment prevents reduced hepatic vitamin A levels in ethanol-fed rats. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002;26:1703-9 pubmed
    ..This study investigated whether treatment with chlormethiazole, a CYP inhibitor, restores vitamin A in the livers of ethanol-fed rats...
  3. Seifert J, Peters E, Jahn K, Metzner C, Ohlmeier M, te Wildt B, et al. Treatment of alcohol withdrawal: chlormethiazole vs. carbamazepine and the effect on memory performance--a pilot study. Addict Biol. 2004;9:43-51 pubmed
    ..Two different medical strategies [chlormethiazole (CMZ) vs. carbamazepine (CBZ)] in the treatment of inpatients with alcohol withdrawal syndrome were compared...
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    ..2. Administration of chlormethiazole (50 mg kg-1, i.p...
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    ..3. Administration of chlormethiazole (200 mg kg-1, i.p...
  6. Wilby M, Hutchinson P. The pharmacology of chlormethiazole: a potential neuroprotective agent?. CNS Drug Rev. 2004;10:281-94 pubmed
    b>Chlormethiazole is a thiazole derivative with a long history of use as a sedative agent...
  7. Cederbaum A. Role of CYP2E1 in ethanol-induced oxidant stress, fatty liver and hepatotoxicity. Dig Dis. 2010;28:802-11 pubmed publisher
    ..These results show that CYP2E1 plays a major role in ethanol-induced fatty liver and oxidant stress. Restoring CYP2E1 in the CYP2E1 KO mice restores ethanol-induced fatty liver and oxidant stress. ..
  8. Batel P, Lariviere P. [Late-onset alcohol withdrawal syndrome]. Ann Med Interne (Paris). 2000;151 Suppl B:B27-9 pubmed
    ..The first symptoms of AWS appeared only the 4-th day after hospitalization and the patient quickly developed a clinical state of delirium tremens. Delay in the onset of this AWS is discussed...
  9. Holzbach R, Ihlow C, Takla T, Kemper U, Naber D. [Comparison of Two Symptom-Triggered Treatments for Alcohol Withdrawal: HAES vs. SAB-P]. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 2016;84:83-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Simple handling, clomethiazol, oxazepam or diazepam as applicable medication and clear documentation are the advantages of HAES. ..

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    ..5-2 (6%) to 2-6 or above 6 hrs (46% each) after continuous i.v. administration of BZD or chlormethiazole (53%) when ineffective. No side effects were noted...
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    ..No serious side effects were detected. GHB effectively controls AWS symptoms in medical ICU patients. The rapid initial treatment response of GHB in contrast to CLO has no influence on duration of patient withdrawal. ..
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    ..In cells pretreated with the CYP2E1 inhibitor chlormethiazole, recovery of ATP was significantly higher in the presence of stearate with low (2...
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    ..The current data suggest that the proposed GABA uptake inhibitory property of (R)-(+)-AR-A008055 fails to produce significant sedative, myorelaxant or anticonvulsant activity. ..
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    ..Among them, two developed an epileptic seizure. Oral 800 mg gabapentin (loaded up to 3200 mg in the first 24 h) is helpful only in reducing less severe and less complicated acute AWS. ..
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    ..Four trials measured death and dependency at three months in chlormethiazole versus placebo without significant difference (risk ratio (RR) 1.03, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.95 to 1...
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    The influence of chlormethiazole, on currents evoked by gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glycine, was investigated under voltage-clamp conditions, in bovine chromaffin cells and murine spinal neurones, respectively...
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    ..Administration of chlormethiazole, an inhibitor of CYP2E1, to the Pyr/Jo2-treated mice caused a significant decrease of alanine ..
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    ..of malondialdehyde (MDA) and 4-hydroxynonenal (4-HNE)-Akt adducts, which was significantly inhibited by chlormethiazole (CMZ), an efficient CYP2E1 inhibitor...
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    ..This action may explain both its effect on glutamate efflux in vitro and its neuroprotective effect in vivo. ..
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    ..The reduced clomethiazole clearance in patients with moderate/severe liver impairment seems to call for a reduction of clomethiazole dosage. However, sedation was not observed in this group at the investigated dose level. ..
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    ..A reiterative administration of chlormethiazole, a specific inhibitor of 2E1 in liver, strongly inhibited many CYPs, including 2E1, 1A2, 2G1, and 2A in the ..
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    ..These data suggest that several compounds, in particular clomethiazole, clozapine, felbamate, topiramate and retigabine, merit further evaluation as possible treatments for organophosphate poisoning. ..
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    ..Vegetative recovery seems to be faster with TIA+CBZ. Results of this exploratory study have to be confirmed by a controlled double-blind study with severity of AWS as an experimental factor. ..
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    ..At the same time, the cells became dissociated from each other, however. The results simulated MB formation. MBs differ from cytokeratin aggresomes both morphologically and in ultrastructure. ..
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    b>Chlormethiazole, which is derived from the thiazole moiety of thiamine, possesses sedative, hypnotic and anticonvulsant properties...
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    ..GT 1061 (0.1; not 0.0001, 0.001, 0.01, 1.0 mg/kg) further enhanced locomotion; the pro-GABA drug chlormethiazole (0.1, 1.0 mg/kg) had no significant effect. In saline-pretreated rats GT 1061 (0.1; not 0.0001, 0...
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