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Use of clonidine-naltrexone for rapid withdrawal in two patients dependent on intravenous morphine

Authors:

Raveen Hanwella ,

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
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Kosala Amaranayake,

University Psychiatry Unit, NHSL,Colombo, LK
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Madhubhashinee Dayabandara

Department of Psychological Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
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Abstract

There are no published reports of intravenous morphine abuse in Sri Lanka. We describe the use of rapid detoxification using clonidine and naltrexone in two patients dependent on intravenous morphine. There were minimal withdrawal effects and no serious adverse events during the withdrawal period. Both patients remain abstinent one month after completing the rapid withdrawal.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i2.4044

SLJPSYCH 2011; 2(2): 67-69

How to Cite: Hanwella, R., Amaranayake, K. & Dayabandara, M., (2012). Use of clonidine-naltrexone for rapid withdrawal in two patients dependent on intravenous morphine. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 2(2), pp.67–69. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v2i2.4044
Published on 01 Feb 2012.
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