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kathy duncombe Says:
 
I am looking for the spelling of a medication that sounds like Butrol, not sure of the spelling, that is used for people to get off of narcotics, maybe something similar to methadone??

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Verwon Says:
 
I can't find anything under the name, but perhaps it was one that is commonly referred to as Methadol?

The actual compound name is Levacetylmethadol.

More details here:

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Levacetylmethadol/­

However, this one has been discontinued in the U.S.

Does anyone else have any ideas?

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Bruce Says:
 
I think this was the drug they nicknamed LAMB. It was discontinued due to the negative effects it had on the heart.

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Verwon Says:
 
Bruce is correct, but the nickname was actually LAAM, which you can see in the page I linked to.

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Levacetylmethadol/­

The newest medication for drug addiction that has proven to be very effective and has enabled many people to become completely drug free is Suboxone:

http:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Suboxone/­

It contains the narcotic Buprenorphine, with Naloxone, to prevent the use of other narcotics, while someone is under treatment with it.

Are there any questions?

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tina damiano Says:
 
could it be suboxone? I am currently on this medication and it is very similar to butrol

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Anthony J Biagioli Says:
 
Butrol is a name for the chelating agent dihydroxy-hydroxymethylpropyl-tetraazacyclododecane-triacetic acid used as part of Gadovist, a constrast agent for MRIs

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