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- n. A drug, C20H23NO4, used as an antagonist to narcotic drugs.
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- n. An opiate antagonist used to treat opioid dependence
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- n. an oral antagonist against the action of opiates
Contrave is a combination of naltrexone, which is used to treat alcohol and drug addiction, and buproprion, which is sold as Wellbutrin when used as an antidepressant and Zyban when used to help people quit smoking.
The archetype, a compound called naltrexone, reverses the pleasurable effect of narcotics like heroin.
With rapid detox, patients are given anesthesia and then given an opiate - blocking drug called naltrexone that causes nearly immediate withdrawal.
With rapid detox, patients are given anesthesia and then given an opiate blocking drug called naltrexone that causes nearly immediate withdrawal.
Reporting on Perth's heroin problem in recent weeks I've called naltrexone clinic founder
Contrave combines the antidepressant bupropion with naltrexone, which is used to treat alcoholism.
Orexigen's Contrave combines the antidepressant Wellbutrin, known generically as bupropion, with a sustained-release version of naltrexone, which is used to treat alcoholism and other addictions.
In December, an FDA advisory committee will consider Contrave, another combination of already approved drugs that mixes the well-known antidepressant bupropion (which is also an antismoking drug) and the drug naltrexone, which is used to manage opioid and alcohol addictions.
Tom Cowan, M.D. According to both articles, Bihari was prescribing a drug called naltrexone to heroin addicts trying to recover.
The studies tested Contrave32, which combines bupropion, a drug used against depression and smoking habits, with naltrexone, which is used to fight alcoholism and opiate addiction.
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