Efficacy of dexfenfluramine in the treatment of alcohol dependence.


BACKGROUND A substantial body of evidence supports a role for serotonin in modulating alcohol intake, which suggests that this neurotransmitter represents a promising target for pharmacotherapy development for alcohol use disorders. Dexfenfluramine. a serotonin releaser and reuptake inhibitor, decreases alcohol self-administration by rats. Its greater… (More)