Skip to Content

Drugs used in alcohol dependence

A drug may be classified by the chemical type of the active ingredient or by the way it is used to treat a particular condition. Each drug can be classified into one or more drug classes.

Alcohol dependence is an illness marked by consumption of alcoholic beverages at a level that interferes with physical or mental health, and social, family, or occupational responsibilities. People with alcohol dependence, usually experience tolerance where there is a need for markedly increased amounts of alcohol to achieve intoxication or the desired effect, and withdrawal symptoms when alcohol is discontinued or intake is decreased. Medication such as naltrexone and acamprosate in some cases can help reduce cravings. Alternatively disulfiram may be prescribed, which creates an incentive not to drink, because drinking alcohol while taking it causes nausea and vomiting.

Filter by:
Drug Name DownUp( View by: Brand | Generic ) Reviews Ratings DownUp
Campral (Pro, More...)
generic name: acamprosate
110 reviews
Antabuse (Pro, More...)
generic name: disulfiram
44 reviews
Vivitrol (Pro, More...)
generic name: naltrexone
60 reviews
Revia (Pro, More...)
generic name: naltrexone
6 reviews

See also...

Medical conditions associated with drugs used in alcohol dependence: