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KADIAN Efficacy Not Affected by Alcohol Consumption

...ces of water while fasting, as a reference. Oral naltrexone hydrochloride was administered 12 hours and 2 hours prior to treatment to counter morphine effects. There were no serious adverse events reported during the study. Most adverse events were mild to moderate, and one was severe, chest pain. All adver...

Naltrexone also Treats Crohn's Disease

...study by Penn State College of Medicine finds that naltrexone may be beneficial to people with Crohn's disease. ...ast summer to initiate a phase 2 trial of low-dose naltrexone and Crohn's. In the pilot study, patients with diagnosed Crohn's disease were treated with a low d...

De-addiction Drug Works For Alcoholics Too

...lcohol addicts. The two drugs that were tested are naltrexone and acamprosate. These drugs coupled with combined behavioral intervention (CBI) that counseling drastically changes the lives of many alcoholics. The study was conducted over a period of 16-weeks. For both combinations, the number of alcohol-free...

Drug Approved to Curb Alcohol Dependency

...e effective than placebo alone and two, that while naltrexone was effective in its own right, combining it with ...alized counseling added no more effectiveness than naltrexone by itself.’ In effect people could either choose to take naltrexone or to see a specialized counse...

Pop a pill once a month and free yourself from alcoholism

...nched the drug, // Vivitrol, an injectable form of naltrexone administered monthly to help control cravings for alcohol. ReVia by Barr Pharmaceuticals Inc. is how the pill is sold generically. This drug would be freely available by June end and in the form of a single dose, 380-milligram intramuscular inject...

General Anesthesia For Heroin Detoxification Is No Good

...ger-term treatment with an antagonist drug such as naltrexone to block the effects of any subsequent heroin use....n compared with two other inpatient withdrawal and naltrexone treatment procedures. The researchers found that average withdrawal severities were comparable acr...

Abstinence From Alcohol With The Help Of An Injection

... in the body. A new study looks at an injection of naltrexone and the benefit of its use for alcoholics. For th...they were randomly assigned to get an injection of naltrexone or a placebo. All of the patients also received five therapy sessions during the 12-week study. Rese...

Naltrexone effective for drinking problems

... a new study, researchers found that the treatment naltrexone is effective among those with a 'Mediterranean' pa...he Mediterranean drinking pattern. Half were given naltrexone and half a placebo for 13 weeks. After this time, only 8% in the naltrexone group resorted to heavy ...

Alcoholism Drug Fails To Prevent Drinking Relapses

The Food and Drug Administration approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcoholism in 1994. At that t...pproval, showed that when combined with counseling naltrexone could help control alcoholism by reducing drinking days and increasing days without liquor. The drug...

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