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Treatment of Khat Addiction with Bromocriptine Mesylate: A Case Report and Review of Cocaine- and Amphetamine-Like Effects.
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PMID:  11850696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A patient addicted to khat was successfully treated as an outpatient. He was detoxified with bromocriptine mesylate 1.25 mg. q 6 h which was titrated downward over 4 weeks. Khat is a bush historically indigenous to the Mideast. It has high addictive potential due to its constituent, "cathinone." Cathinone, (1(5) + (minus sign) aminopropiophenon), is a sympathomimetic, similar but not identical to cocaine and amphetamine in activity and addiction potential. Bromocriptine has been extensively reported to successfully detoxify cocaine addiction and could be useful in khat addiction.
A. James Giannini; Ann M. Nakoneczie
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Title:  American journal of therapeutics     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1536-3686     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Ther     Publication Date:  1995 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-Feb-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9441347     Medline TA:  Am J Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  487-489     Citation Subset:  -    
Ohio State University, OH, USA and Chemical Abuse Centers Inc., OH, USA.
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