Treatment for amphetamine withdrawal.

TitleTreatment for amphetamine withdrawal.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsShoptaw, SJ, Kao U, Heinzerling K, Ling W
JournalCochrane database of systematic reviews (Online)
Issue2
PaginationCD003021
Date Published2009
ISSN1469-493X
KeywordsAmphetamine, Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic, Dextroamphetamine, Dibenzocycloheptenes, Dopamine Uptake Inhibitors, Humans, Methamphetamine, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Substance Withdrawal Syndrome
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1002/hbm.22021
Alternate JournalCochrane Database Syst Rev