Ibogaine & Alcohol Dependence
Some alcohol centers feel that Ibogaine is a highly useful treatment option. For example, some centers say, "Ibogaine developments include the possibility of taking the long-acting metabolite of Ibogaine into a patch technology ... developed to block cravings for drugs and alcohol.
One author states about Ibogaine, "The drug is dangerous and shouldn't be compared to other tryptamines. People definitely have died and there may be more fatalities unrecorded. You need to check liver and heart and be able to assess the results. You need to know resuscitation procedures and be prepared to call emergency medical assistance if necessary." These statements bring us to central issues: key tests and the ability to understand them. While the authors recognize that virtually every drug product may have associated fatal reactions, the issue with Ibogaine is, as it is with all drugs, that the responsibility is not only that of the patient/subject but, that of the provider. That alone should be reason for providers to screen for indicated health disorders.
Who Should Not Take This Medication?
Some researchers feel these patients below should not have Ibogaine.
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