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Non-medical Use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin): Two Case Reports.

Abstract

: The paper describes 2 case reports of non-medical use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin). Both demonstrate that the peripherally acting alpha-adrenergic agonist Naphazoline obtains some addictive potential. The drug produces a feeling of euphoria, which resembles the perceived effects of psychostimulants. Both patients and people who consume Naphazoline for intoxication report increased tolerance after repeated use which indicates the addictive potential of the substance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first examination of non-medical Naphazoline use and the first attempt to describe its addictive potential. Clinical psychiatrists should be aware of this phenomenon when addressing polysubstance use behavior.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Moscow Research and Practical Centre on Addictions of the Moscow Department of Healthcare, Moscow, Russia (VYS, MAV, SDK, AGK); IM Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Sechenov University), Moscow, Russia (MAV).No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31972770

Citation

Skryabin, Valentin Yurievich, et al. "Non-medical Use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin): Two Case Reports." Journal of Addiction Medicine, 2020.
Skryabin VY, Vinnikova MA, Komarov SD, et al. Non-medical Use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin): Two Case Reports. J Addict Med. 2020.
Skryabin, V. Y., Vinnikova, M. A., Komarov, S. D., & Khvan, A. G. (2020). Non-medical Use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin): Two Case Reports. Journal of Addiction Medicine, doi:10.1097/ADM.0000000000000617.
Skryabin VY, et al. Non-medical Use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin): Two Case Reports. J Addict Med. 2020 Jan 14; PubMed PMID: 31972770.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Non-medical Use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin): Two Case Reports. AU - Skryabin,Valentin Yurievich, AU - Vinnikova,Maria Alekseevna, AU - Komarov,Sergey Dmitrievich, AU - Khvan,Albert Grigorievich, Y1 - 2020/01/14/ PY - 2020/1/24/entrez PY - 2020/1/24/pubmed PY - 2020/1/24/medline JF - Journal of addiction medicine JO - J Addict Med N2 - : The paper describes 2 case reports of non-medical use of Naphazoline (Naphthyzin). Both demonstrate that the peripherally acting alpha-adrenergic agonist Naphazoline obtains some addictive potential. The drug produces a feeling of euphoria, which resembles the perceived effects of psychostimulants. Both patients and people who consume Naphazoline for intoxication report increased tolerance after repeated use which indicates the addictive potential of the substance. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first examination of non-medical Naphazoline use and the first attempt to describe its addictive potential. Clinical psychiatrists should be aware of this phenomenon when addressing polysubstance use behavior. SN - 1935-3227 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31972770/Non-medical_Use_of_Naphazoline_(Naphthyzin):_Two_Case_Reports L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ADM.0000000000000617 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -