Acamprosate for the treatment of alcohol dependence.

@article{Boothby2005AcamprosateFT,
  title={Acamprosate for the treatment of alcohol dependence.},
  author={Lisa Anne Boothby and Paul L Doering},
  journal={Clinical therapeutics},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={695-714}
}
BACKGROUND Both inpatient and outpatient treatment centers that focus solely on psychosocial therapies for the treatment of alcohol dependence have high relapse rates. Thus, extensive research has focused on the development of pharmacologic moieties to attenuate the craving for alcohol after acute alcohol detoxification. Three drug therapies are currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for this purpose: disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate. The latter was approved by… CONTINUE READING

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