Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Wernicke's Encephalopathy Home Care

Home care for Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome includes:

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Counseling for alcoholism.
  • Take vitamin B supplements as directed.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Wernicke's Encephalopathy Warning Signs

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Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Wernicke's Encephalopathy References
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