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Nortriptyline for smoking cessation: a review.

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This article reviews the efficacy of nortriptyline for smoking cessation based on a meta-analysis of the Cochrane Library. Six placebo-controlled trials have shown nortriptyline (75-100 mg) doubles quit rates (OR = 2.1). Between 4% and 12% of smokers dropped out because of adverse events, but no serious adverse events occurred. The efficacy of nortriptyline did not appear to be related to its antidepressant actions. Nortriptyline is an efficacious aid to smoking cessation with a magnitude of ...

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10.1080/14622200500185298

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Nicotine and tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
491-499
Publication date:
2005-08-01
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EISSN:
1469-994X
ISSN:
1462-2203
Language:
English
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pubs:29037
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uuid:cc0514f1-8f9d-416d-ad9b-a13b4d72616f
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pubs:29037
Source identifiers:
29037
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2012-12-19

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