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Pain pp 1139-1141 | Cite as

Pharmacologic Treatment of Patients with Addiction

  • Farnad ImaniEmail author
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Abstract

Effective pharmacotherapy is a valuable tool to treat addiction disorders. It has included partial μ agonist, such as buprenorphine, and μ opioid agonists, such as methadone. The pharmacological basis of maintenance treatment of dependent individuals is to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

Keywords

Addiction Buprenorphine Methadone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain Research Center, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineIran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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