The use of lofexidine by drug dependency units in the United Kingdom.

@article{Akhurst1999TheUO,
  title={The use of lofexidine by drug dependency units in the United Kingdom.},
  author={J S Akhurst},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={43-9}
}
  • J S Akhurst
  • Published 1999 in European addiction research
Data were collected on 1,074 opiate detoxifications conducted with lofexidine, from 40 drug dependency units in the United Kingdom. 671 patients (62.5%) attempted a detoxification in the community, with the remainder attempting an inpatient detoxification. Patients completing the detoxification started on a mean dose of 0.8 mg/day (median 0.6 mg/day), titrating to a mean dose of 2.2 mg/day (median 1.6 mg/day) and detoxifying in a mean of 10 days (median 10 days). Overall 614 patients (60.4… CONTINUE READING

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