Rotundine provides remarkable protection against cerebral ischemia reperfusion damage, its mechanisms may be through its influence on NO、ET 1 and energy metabolism. Rotundine injection can ameliorate the damages by modulating the activities of different types of NOS. It combined with methadone treatment may be a better therapeutic method in treatment of heroin dependence.
1. Ibogaine has the propensity to prolong the QT interval of the electrocardiogram in humans, may generate life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias .
2. Ibogaine has promising anti-addictive property in animals.