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The authors examined the efficacy of naltrexone as an adjunctive treatment for alcohol dependence in older adults. Forty-four veterans over 50 years of age were enrolled in a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled efficacy study of naltrexone (the equivalent of 50 mg per day). There were no differences in the frequency of any self-reported adverse(More)
The authors conducted an interim analysis of the tolerability of naltrexone among older, alcohol-dependent adults. Thirty-six subjects over 50 years old were enrolled in a 12-week, double blind, placebo-controlled efficacy study of naltrexone. Sixteen subjects received naltrexone and were compared with the placebo group for the development of adverse(More)
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