Tag: "naltrexone" at medical news
Injectable drug, combined with counseling, shows promise in treating alcohol dependence
...r for Penn's component of the trial. "Long-acting naltrexone
represents a promising new development for treatme...Although many clinical trials have shown that oral naltrexone
can be effective in treating alcohol dependence, its use in clinical practice has been limited, in p...
Once-a-month injectable medication helps treat alcohol dependence
...lcohol dependence with a once-a-month injection of naltrexone
could improve long-term treatment outcomes, accord...than 100,000 preventable deaths per year. The drug naltrexone
has shown efficacy for treatment of alcohol dependence. However, adherence to daily oral doses can b...
Once-a-month naltrexone successfully used to treat alcohol dependence
...Although many clinical trials have shown that oral naltrexone
can be effective in treating alcohol dependence, i...gned to receive either an injection of long-acting naltrexone
or a placebo injection; 624 ultimately received at least one injection. All participants received 12...
Medication appears effective in treating teen heroin addiction
...udy were offered continued treatment with the drug naltrexone
hydrochloride, an alternative to methadone. A rel...e in the buprenorphine group, 61 percent, accepted naltrexone
treatment, compared with only five percent of those given clonidine. "Given the efficacy of naltrex...
Alcohol-deterrent drugs help patients achieve high rates of long-term abstinence
...hat addiction specialists prescribed disulfiram or naltrexone
for fewer than 15 percent of their alcoholic patie...tive disulfiram implant, for the same reasons that naltrexone
implants have been developed. There should also be more trials of probation-linked disulfiram, sinc...
Study results offer guidance in treatment
...hol 16 weeks after treatment were those prescribed naltrexone
under medical management and those participating i... data on the prescription drugs used in the trial, naltrexone
and acamprosate, which were administered at higher-than-standard doses. "We had no serious drug-rela...
Effective alcohol dependence treatments defined
The medication naltrexone
and up to 20 sessions of alcohol counseling by a b...eatment groups received MM; four of these received naltrexone
(100 milligrams a day), acamprosate (3 grams a day), both naltrexone
and acamprosate, or placebo pil...
Successful treatment of alcoholism found in the doctor's office
...lth professionals are coupled with either the drug naltrexone
or specialized counseling, according to new clinic...s with a medical professional, in conjunction with naltrexone
orintensive counseling, yields good clinical results. This is a criticalfinding. While an estimated ...
Particular treatments effective for alcohol dependence
Medical management combined with the drug naltrexone
or with a specialized behavioral therapy can be ef...at least two medications approved by the U.S. FDA, naltrexone
and acamprosate, have shown efficacy in the treatment of alcohol dependence. However, no large-scale...
Alcoholism-treatment medication acamprosate may help abstinent alcoholics sleep better
...European countries in the early 1990s, long before naltrexone
(another alcoholism-treatment medication). "The drug is very safe to use and there is no cross-tolerance with alcohol," he said. Study participants (n=24 males) were recruited through physician referral or a local hospital outpatient department; a...
OREXIGEN reports positive 24-week results for Contrave phase III obesity treatment study
.... The trial is testing three different dosages of naltrexone
combined with the same dosage of bupropion. In wh...tion, the Contrave combination outperformed either naltrexone
or bupropion given alone, and the Contrave-associated weight loss trajectory showed no indication of...
Drug may help women stop smoking
Adding the opiate blocker naltrexone
to the combination of behavioral therapy and nicot... the University of Chicago. "In this small study, naltrexone
seems to have closed that gap." The researchers studied 110 nicotine-dependent smokers who wanted t...
Alpharma presents positive pharmacokinetic study results
...extended-release morphine sulfate plus sequestered naltrexone
product were similar to that found in previous stu...duct is taken as directed, it is intended that the naltrexone
will remain sequestered and the patient will achieve pain relief similar to KADIAN (morphine sulfate...