Phentermine pretreatment antagonizes the cocaine-induced rise in mesolimbic dopamine.

Abstract

Coadministration of phentermine and fenfluramine has been used to treat cocaine dependence. Patients who relapse while receiving this treatment report diminished subjective effects of cocaine. Due to the importance of mesolimbic dopamine (DA) in mediating cocaine reinforcement, we hypothesized that phentermine might attenuate the effects of cocaine on DA… (More)

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