Alcohol Use Disorder Meds in Older Adults
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 7, October 2018
Rehan Aziz, MD, FAPA
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Dr. Aziz has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
How should we employ pharmacotherapies for alcohol use disorder (AUD) in older adult patients? There are three FDA-approved medications (acamprosate, disulfiram, and naltrexone) and two other commonly used off-label agents (gabapentin and topiramate).