Is Varenicline Effective for Alcohol Use Disorder?
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 6, Number 3&4, May 2018
Thomas Jordan, MD.
Dr. Jordan has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Acting on the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, varenicline (Chantix) is an FDA-approved treatment for smoking cessation. These receptors are implicated in both nicotine and alcohol reward pathways, so could varenicline also be helpful for treating alcohol use disorder (AUD)?