Is there any medication for alcohol addiction?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Feb 2014 in Drug Abuse
Question: Iheard there is a med that helps the desire to stop drinking acholic
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Answered by Dr. Neha Sumra 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Yes, Naltrexone & Acamprosate cause anti craving Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing in. Yes, there are various medications that can be used as anti craving against alcoholism & it includes - Naltrexone - Acamprosate These are approved by FDA & they act on mid brain receptors & ease in withdrawl & blunt craving. If these medications are taken along with nutritional support & proper counselling, it will surely help. Consult your physician before starting. Hope I answered your query Wishing you good health Regards Dr. Neha Sumra
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