Treatment for amphetamine withdrawal.
|Title||Treatment for amphetamine withdrawal.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Shoptaw, SJ, Kao U, Heinzerling K, Ling W|
|Journal||Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)|
|Keywords||Amphetamine, Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic, Dextroamphetamine, Dibenzocycloheptenes, Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors, Humans, Methamphetamine, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome|
Few studies examined treatments for amphetamine withdrawal, although it is a common problem among amphetamine users. Its symptoms, in particular intense craving, may be a critical factor leading to relapse to amphetamine use. In clinical practice, medications for cocaine withdrawal are commonly used to manage amphetamine withdrawal although the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of these two illicit substances are different.
|Alternate Journal||Cochrane Database Syst Rev|