I am preparing a paper on an unrelated topic, but a point I am arguing is contingent upon knowing what the clinical indications are for alcohol.
Now, I am going to preempt the confusion by simply restating my question: suppose a patient presents to hospital, under what circumstances would the administration of alcohol be clinically indicated?
So far, I have the following:
- Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) poisoning
- Methanol poisoning
Any other indications?
Looking at the FDA approved drugs page, it would seem that all alcohol-based preparations are now discontinued. Am I to take it that fomepizole has rendered alcohol as a pharmacotherapy obsolete?