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Kavirajan, Harish (2019) Clinical question: Can adding baclofen to psychosocial treatment improve outcomes for people with alcohol use disorder? Cochrane Clinical Answers . https://doi.org/10.1002/cca.2457.

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Not only have clinical trials failed to demonstrate benefits over placebo from adding baclofen to psychosocial treatment for alcohol use disorder, they have also suggested that baclofen increases rates of various adverse events such as dizziness, somnolence, paresthesias, and muscle spasms/rigidity. Despite elevated rates of such adverse events, rates of withdrawal due to adverse events or for any cause were similar in both groups.

Item Type
Article
Publication Type
International, Open Access, Review, Article
Drug Type
Alcohol
Intervention Type
Drug therapy, Treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Date
July 2019
Identification #
https://doi.org/10.1002/cca.2457
Publisher
Wiley
Place of Publication
London
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