Medication Management

After an extensive and thorough diagnostic evaluation, we will discuss the utility of medications in the treatment plan. Our goal is to use as few medications as possible at the lowest dose necessary. We want to optimize you feeling better without causing unwanted side effects or poly-pharmacy.

Specifically for our patients with addiction, we offer Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT). MAT is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. MAT is available for the following substances: alcohol, opioids, cocaine, and tobacco.

For Alcohol Use Disorder, we offer the following MAT options:

  • Naltrexone – oral medication taken once daily
  • XR-naltrexone (brand name Vivitrol) – intramuscular injection given monthly
  • Acamprosate (brand name Campral) – oral medication taken three times daily
  • Disulfiram (brand name Antabuse) – oral medication taken once daily

For Opioid Use Disorder, we offer the following MAT options:

  • Naltrexone – oral medication taken daily
  • XR-naltrexone (brand name Vivitrol) – intramuscular injection given monthly
  • Buprenorphine (brand name Suboxone) – sublingual tablet or film taken 1-2 times daily

For Cocaine Use Disorder, we offer the following MAT options:

  • Topiramate (brand name Topamax) – oral medication taken 1-2 times daily

For Tobacco Use Disorder, we offer the following MAT options:

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) – long-acting nicotine (transdermal patch) plus short-acting nicotine as needed (gum or lozenge)
  • Varenicline (brand name Chantix) – oral medication taken once daily
  • Bupropion (brand name Zyban) – oral medication taken twice daily

 

To learn more, please see below:




Philadelphia, PA 19106

info@philadelphiapsych.com
(901) 209-9191

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