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Can the drug nalmefene be used to treat gamblers?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Nalmefene (AKA Nalmetren, Selincro & Revex) is an opioid receptor antagonist that is used in tx of alcohol dependence & has been studied with gambling & shopping addictions.
It has not been sold in the US since 2008.

In brief: Possibly
Nalmefene (AKA Nalmetren, Selincro & Revex) is an opioid receptor antagonist that is used in tx of alcohol dependence & has been studied with gambling & shopping addictions.
It has not been sold in the US since 2008.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes but got in the US
There have been studies performed suggesting that the opioid antagonist nalmefene can be helpful at certain doses in treating pathologic gambling.
However to the best my understanding that medication is not currently available in United States.

In brief: Yes but got in the US
There have been studies performed suggesting that the opioid antagonist nalmefene can be helpful at certain doses in treating pathologic gambling.
However to the best my understanding that medication is not currently available in United States.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Thank
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