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Is there any medicines to stop drinking liquor and smoking? Can Indian medical scientist prevent these two menace in India?


Answered by : simipaknikar on Sat, 19 Mar 2011

Medicines are available to help people give up smoking and alcohol. However, unless the person is motivated enough to give up the habit and take the medicine, nothing much can be done!


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simipaknikar

27 Mar 11
11:42 AM

For smoking addiction, medications like nicotine patches, nicotine gum, bupropion and varenicline are available. For treatment of alcohol addiction, disulfiram, naltrexone and acamprosate are used. Medications for addiction should be prescribed under the guidance of a health care provider along with counseling etc. For more on these topics, kindly visit these links on the Medindia site:

N.K.Assumi

26 Mar 11
11:28 PM

Thank you Simipaknikar, yes, self motivation is necessary but could you kindly let me know what are those medicines? Thanking you in advance.

N.K.Assumi

26 Mar 11
10:53 PM

Thank you Simipaknikar, yes, self motivation is necessary but could you kindly let me know what are those medicines? Thanking you in advance.

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