Drugs Used in Addictive Disorders
- Drugs Used in Addictive Disorders
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Drug Drug Description Nicotine A stimulatory alkaloid found in tobacco products that is often used for the relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms and as an aid to smoking cessation. Acamprosate A medication used to maintain alcohol abstinence in patients with alcohol dependence. Naltrexone A narcotic antagonist used in opioid overdose. Buprenorphine A partial opioid agonist used for management of severe pain that is not responsive to alternative treatments. Also used for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction. Levacetylmethadol For the treatment and management of opiate dependence. It is sometimes used to treat severe pain in terminal patients. Varenicline A partial agonist at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors used as an aid in smoking cessation. Diamorphine An opioid analgesic agent used in the relief of severe pain associated with surgical procedures, myocardial infarction or pain in the terminally ill and for the relief of dyspnea in acute pulmonary edema. Lofexidine A centrally acting alpha2-adrenergic agonist used for the symptomatic treatment of acute opioid withdrawal syndrome to facilitate abrupt opioid discontinuation in adults. Nalmefene An opioid antagonist used in conjunction with psychosocial support to help adults with alcohol dependence reduce alcohol consumption. Calcium carbimide Calcium carbimide has not been approved by the FDA but the intended indication is for the treatment of alcoholism. This medication was marketed in Canada, United Kingdom and Europe under... Levomethadone A long-acting opioid agonist used clinically to manage opioid dependency. It is the racemate of methadone and is twice as potent. Methadone An opioid analgesic indicated for management of severe pain that is not responsive to alternative treatments. Also used to aid in detoxification and maintenance treatment of opioid addiction. Disulfiram A carbamate derivative used to treat alcohol addiction. Cytisine An alkaloid with partial agonist activity at the α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor used to aid smoking cessation.
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