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Adherence Across FDA-Approved Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder in a Veterans Administration Population.

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Summary of "Adherence Across FDA-Approved Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder in a Veterans Administration Population."

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medications exist for the treatment of alcohol use disorders. However, their effectiveness depends on proper adherence to the prescribed regimen. Differences in adherence across medications may have implications for clinical outcomes and may provide helpful information in considering treatment options. This study aims to identify significant differences in adherence if present.

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Name: Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs
ISSN: 1938-4114
Pages: 572-577

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A carbamate derivative used as an alcohol deterrent. It is a relatively nontoxic substance when administered alone, but markedly alters the intermediary metabolism of alcohol. When alcohol is ingested after administration of disulfiram, blood acetaldehyde concentrations are increased, followed by flushing, systemic vasodilation, respiratory difficulties, nausea, hypotension, and other symptoms (acetaldehyde syndrome). It acts by inhibiting aldehyde dehydrogenase.

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