Agomelatine is a new antidepressive drug, that is successfully applied in therapy of insomnia and depression. Until now, there has been no report on its application as add-on medication in therapy for the withdrawl ob benzodiazepine.
We are reporting a case of a forty-year-old male patient who was treated with Agomelatine in lorazepam withdrawl therapy. He showed a considerabel reduction of craving as well as of insomnia and vegetative symptoms.
Therefore there is the question if the substance has its own anti-craving component and to what extent the melatonin-receptor profile is involved.