Sir: Methamphetamine abuse is a concern for physicians treating patients in a variety of settings, ranging from emergency rooms to mental health clinics, due to . J Med Assoc Thai. Dec;84(12) Bupropion for amphetamine withdrawal syndrome. Chan-Ob T(1), Kuntawongse N, Boonyanaruthee V. Neuropsychopharmacology. Apr;33(5) Epub Jun Bupropion for the treatment of methamphetamine dependence. Elkashef AM(1).
Initiating bupropion while a patient is detoxifying will significantly reduce cravings and treat depressive symptoms. The rationale for testing bupropion for methamphetamine dependence is based on several lines of preclinical and clinical data. Bupropion is. The depression drug bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban, Amfebutamone) may help treat addiction to the stimulant methamphetamine, also called.
Promising Medications for Meth Dependence: Bupropion. by Matthew Brensilver, PhD. Methamphetamine and similar amphetamine-type. “It's in the same family as amphetamines and methamphetamines.” The problem, Long says, is that bupropion is seen as non-addictive. PDF | Bupropion was tested for efficacy in increasing weeks of abstinence in methamphetamine-dependent patients, compared to placebo. PDF | This study was a case report of an amphetamine abuser who came to see doctor because of amphetamine withdrawal syndrome three days after stopping.