New TIP: Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 49: Incorporating Alcohol Pharmacotherapies Into Medical Practice provides guidelines for the use of medications in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. Written for physicians and other health care providers, the TIP presents information on the four medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat this disease: acamprosate, disulfiram, oral naltrexone, and extended-release injectable naltrexone. The TIP describes each medication’s mechanisms of action, proper dosing, side effects and their management, indications and contraindications, and patient management.

Date Added: 08/04/09

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