Baclofen … miracle treatment against alcoholism …

Last year I wrote about the drug Baclofen and its successes against alcoholism. You can read what I wrote here AFFSAPS – Agence Francaise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé – the body that authorizes drugs in France, has now announced that physicians can now prescribe Baclofen to patients with a drinking problem. The […]

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Last year I wrote about the drug Baclofen and its successes against alcoholism. You can read what I wrote here

AFFSAPS Agence Francaise de Sécurité Sanitaire des Produits de Santé – the body that authorizes drugs in France, has now announced that physicians can now prescribe Baclofen to patients with a drinking problem.

The drug was first marketed 30 years ago as treatment for epilepsy and for the past year AFSSAPS has been supervising clinical trials of the drug against alcoholism on 320 individual.  The result is that patients did find that it has assisted them in stopping their urge for alcohol.

AFSSAPS has though made it clear that the drug must be prescribed on a case by case basis.

Further tests are also to be carried out.

Use of the drug did however reveal side effects. These are tiredness, drowsiness, insomnia, dizziness and digestive troubles.

Not that I am an expert in alcoholism, but aren’t those also the side effects of a night out on the town?

 

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

2 Responses to “Baclofen … miracle treatment against alcoholism …”

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    Marilyn Z. Tomlins Says:

    @Floris

    I am sorry to hear about your alcoholism.

    I do not know about Baclofen treatment for alcoholism in the Netherlands, but as a Dutch citizen, and the Netherlands in the E.U. you can consult and be treated in France under our national health scheme.

    Why do you not speak to your doctor about it. He/she will know how to are to go about it.

    I sincerely hope it comes right for you.

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    Your Namefloris Says:

    I’m an alcoholic.living in the netherlands.
    I’ve tried.many things to threat my self from alcohol.
    is baclofen also used in the netherlands

    greetings floris

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