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Methadone Withdrawal Easier with Carnitine

Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The
Volume 8 Issue 2 (Mar/Apr 2009)

Hawrelak, Jason (Compiled by)1; Myers, Stephen (Compiled by)2

Abstract: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the effect of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) supplementation on withdrawal symptoms in methadone dependent subjects is conducted by researchers from Catholic University Medical School and the University of Florence. ALC administration during methadone withdrawal significantly reduced withdrawal symptoms, most notably pain, muscular tension and spasm and insomnia and it is highly recommended as an adjunct in the treatment of opiate withdrawal.

To cite this article: Hawrelak, Jason and Myers, Stephen. Methadone Withdrawal Easier with Carnitine [online]. Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The, Vol. 8, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2009: 60. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=673053908811731;res=IELHEA> ISSN: 1446-8263. [cited 01 Jul 16].

Personal Author: Hawrelak, Jason; Myers, Stephen; Source: Journal of Complementary Medicine: CM, The, Vol. 8, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2009: 60 Document Type: Journal Item ISSN: 1446-8263 Subject: Methadone maintenance; Drug withdrawal symptoms; Drug abuse--Treatment; Carnitine; Affiliation: (1) Naturopath, NatMed Research, Natural and Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University
(2) Director, NatMed Research, Natural and Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Health and Human Sciences, Southern Cross University

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