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Fears Over Naltrexone Unfounded, Finds Review

Thursday 17 January 2019

 

From The University of Manchester:

 

Alcohol and tablets
 

Fears over life-saving drug unfounded, finds review

By Michael Addelman
Media Relations Officer: Biology, Medicine, and Health
15 January 2019
© Copyright 2019 The University of Manchester.

Fears over a drug that can be used to treat alcohol addiction are unfounded, according to its first ever systematic review, led by academics at The University of Manchester.

Though the study found no evidence of any serious side effects linked to Naltrexone, many doctors hold back from prescribing the drug, often citing liver toxicity as a reason.

The review of 89 placebo controlled randomized clinical trials of naltrexone is based on 11,194 participants published in BMC Medicine.

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Naltrexone is being investigated for a range of other conditions such as other addictions, gambling and other impulse control disorders.

Anecdotal evidence also suggests that at a very low dose, it may also be able to treat a range of immune-modulated conditions including Crohn’s disease, HIV, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS).

 

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