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Regular drug for reducing alcohol cravings

A very usual drug available in the market for reducing the craving of alcohol in humans. A recent research conducted by the Government claims that use of a common drug for blood pressure and heart can be used for treating the cravings of having. The study has proof that both in humans and rodents, this medicine called spironolactone can help in reducing the craving for consuming alcohol to some extent.

Discovered in the 1950s, Spironolactone is a medicine used from past decades. Initially, this medication is used to treat extremely high blood pressure as well as heart failures. Another name of spironolactone is Aldactone and can also treat kidney failures along with heart failures too. This medicine causes the loss of sodium and water in the human body through urine.

Over the past few years, it has become obvious that this medication can be used for treating diseases other than cardiovascular disease. Some research shows that it is given to women to control intense acne. Now, researchers have found that spironolactone can be proved useful in reducing the alcohol consumption cravings in humans. This could prevent the increase of alcohol use disorder in people. It is considered a chronic disorder with very limited treatments available.

To verify the study, the researchers tested out the working of spironolactone of a couple of rodents. They were first made reliable and abusive alcohol consumers and then were given doses of spironolactone. The researchers saw a significant decline in the craving of the rodents. Both male and female rodents were used in the research.

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