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British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, ISSN: 2231-0614,Vol.: 10, Issue.: 2

Case Study

The Effect of Buprenorphine and Bupropion in the Treatment of Methamphetamine Dependency and Craving


Jamshid Ahmadi1*

1Substance Abuse Research Center, Dual Diagnosis Ward, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Article Information


(1) Thomas I. Nathaniel, Center for Natural and Health Sciences, Marywood University, PA, USA.


(1) Matias Carvalho Aguiar Melo, Department of Medical Sciences, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil.

(2) Renata Borriello, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Naples, Italy.

(3) Michele Fornaro, Columbia University, USA.

(4) Anonymous, Assiut University, Egypt.

(5) Anonymous, USA.

(6) Anonymous, Sassari University, Italy.

Complete Peer review History: http://sciencedomain.org/review-history/10392


Background: Methamphetamine dependency and abuse is a growing problem in the world.

Objective: To compare efficacy of buprenorphine and bupropion in the treatment of methamphetamine craving in a single case.

Results: Buprenorphine is more effective than bupropion in the treatment of methamphetamine craving.

Discussion: This case indicates although both buprenorphine and bupropion could be beneficial in treating methamphetamine dependency and withdrawal craving, however, buprenorphine is much more effective than bupropion.

Conclusion: To our knowledge there is not any report on buprenorphine use in the treatment of methamphetamine craving in Iran and other countries as well, therefore this case-study of an Iranian patient could represent the most innovative information.

Keywords :

Methamphetamine; dependency; craving; bupropion; buprenorphine.

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DOI : 10.9734/BJMMR/2015/19334

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