alexa Carbamazepine treatment of cocaine dependence: a placebo-controlled trial.


Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Kranzler HR, Bauer LO, Hersh D, Klinghoffer V

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Cocaine-induced kindling, which has been hypothesized to underlie cocaine-induced craving, is reversed by carbamazepine treatment. Though preliminary studies showed carbamazepine to be useful for relapse prevention in cocaine-dependent subjects, more recent studies have failed to replicate those findings. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of carbamazepine 600 mg/day in 40 cocaine-dependent males. During active treatment there were no significant effects of carbamazepine on cocaine use, alcohol consumption, anxiety or depressive symptoms. At three months post-treatment carbamazepine-treated subjects reported fewer drinking days. We conclude that carbamazepine at this dose level is probably not efficacious for treatment of cocaine dependence.
This article was published in Drug Alcohol Depend and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version