Case Report of Physiologic Phenibut Dependence Treated with a Phenobarbital Taper in a Patient Being Treated with Buprenorphine

Emily Brunner, Robert Levy

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Abstract

This case report describes the development of dependence to phenibut, a gamma-aminobutyric acid-receptor type B agonist, in a patient concurrently being treated with buprenorphine. The patient experienced withdrawal symptoms which were successfully treated with a phenobarbital taper based on a protocol to treat sedative use disorder. This case report provided an example of the development of a phenibut use disorder and also brought up a public health question of whether phenibut should therefore be officially classified and monitored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-240
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of addiction medicine
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • designer drug
  • phenibut
  • phenobarbital

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