Nice | Nalmefene for reducing alcohol consumption

This is a guideline on Nalmefene from NICE; they originally advised that Nalmefene could be used in Nov 14. This lays out how.

It is an opioid receptor modulator and can help to reduce alcohol consumption in people with alcohol dependence. People should:

  • be drinking at a 'high drinking risk level' (7.5 units a day for men and 5 units a day for women), 2 weeks after an initial assessment.
  • not have physical withdrawal symptoms.
  • not need to stop drinking straight away, or completely
  • be receiving .

Louise Hudman

I'm a freelance GP locum in Winchester & Southampton locum chambers, and Pallant Medical Chambers Clinical Guidelines Lead Partner.

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