In this episode we talk to Ed Boyer about Kratom, pharmacology, legal status, and discuss recent reports of adverse effects.
- Boyer et al Self-treatment of opioid withdrawal using kratom (Mitragynia speciosa korth)
- FDA response to Kratom
- Bradford Hill Criteria
Take Home Points:
- Kratom is an opioid agonist
- Patients should not mix Kratom with other substances
- Patients at risk of seizures should not use Kratom
- Kratom will not show up on a typical urine drug screen
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