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Lancaster, Tim and Stead, Lindsay F [The Cochrane Library] . (1998) Mecamylamine (a nicotine antagonist) for smoking cessation. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (2) Art. No.: CD001009. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001009.

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

The objective of this review was to determine the effectiveness of mecamylamine in promoting smoking cessation, either alone or in combination with nicotine replacement therapy.

Conclusion: Data from two small studies suggest that the combination of nicotine and mecamylamine may be superior to nicotine alone in promoting smoking cessation. However, these results require confirmation in larger studies before the treatment can be recommended clinically.


Item Type
Evidence resource
Publication Type
Review
Drug Type
Tobacco
Intervention Type
AOD disorder drug therapy
Date
1998
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Place of Publication
London
Number
2
Notes
Assessed as up-to-date: 1 DEC 2010
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Accession Number
HRB (Not in collection)

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