ATC Group: N07BB Drugs used in alcohol dependence

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Translations

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Drugs used in alcohol dependence

Hierarchical Position

Level
Code
Title
4
N07BB
Drugs used in alcohol dependence

Contents

Code
Title
N07BB01
N07BB03
N07BB04
N07BB05

Active Ingredients

Chemical substance
Description

Acamprosate has a chemical structure similar to that of amino acid neuromediators, such as taurine or gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA), including an acetylation to permit passage across the blood brain barrier. Acamprosate may act by stimulating GABAergic inhibitory neurotransmission and antagonising excitatory amino-acids, particularly glutamate.

Disulfiram is an inhibitor of numerous enzymes. Disulfiram is used to support the treatment of chronic alcoholism.

Naltrexone is an orally used, long acting specific opioid antagonist. Naltrexone binds competitively to receptors which are located in the central and peripheral nervous system and hence blocks the access for exogenously administered opioids.