Category: Addiction

Bupropion (Wellbutrin®, Forvivo®, Zyban®, Aplenzin®)


Bupropion is an aminoketone antidepressant medication indicated for the treatment of major depressive disorder and to reduce withdrawal symptoms during smoking cessation. Continue reading “Bupropion (Wellbutrin®, Forvivo®, Zyban®, Aplenzin®)”


Gabapentin (Neurontin®, Gralise®)


Gabapentin is a neuronal calcium channel blocker and GABA synthesis/degradation modulator used in the treatment of epilepsy involving non-generalizing partial seizures, as well as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN).  Continue reading “Gabapentin (Neurontin®, Gralise®)”

Methadone (Methadose®, Dolophine®) – Synthetic Opioid

Methadone is a synthetic μ-opioid receptor agonist prescribed for the treatment of opioid dependence and withdrawal.  It is also used in severe pain conditions at lower doses.

Methadone has a longer half-life and fewer euphoric effects than morphine and other opioids, but still carries a dose-dependent risk of the toxicities associated with this class of drugs.  Sedation, dizziness, and headache are common side effects and incorrect dosing or abuse can result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, and death.



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