- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Serious Side-Effects
- 8 Rare Side-Effects
- 9 Disease Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewNALTREXONE is a Schedule X drug.
Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, prescribed for management of alcoholism and addiction to opioid drugs. Naltrexone is prescribed either alone or with other medications. It blocks the receptors in the brain in order to terminate the action of opioids. It works by blocking the euphoric feelings (highs) that you may experience after taking opiates and alcohol. This reduces craving and helps you remain off of them.Naltrexone is not a cure for drug addiction or alcoholism.
UsageNALTREXONE is generally used to treat: Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Addiction
NALTREXONE can address symptoms like: Excessive Drinking (alcohol)
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral,
- Do not take naltrexone if you still use opioid medicine, or you could have sudden and severe withdrawal symptoms.
- You should not use naltrexone if you are allergic to it.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.Take the naltrexone tablet with a full glass of water.
- Naltrexone may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach.
- Use naltrexone regularly to get the most benefit.
- Wear a medical alert tag or carry an ID card stating that you use naltrexone. Any medical care provider who treats you should know that you are using this medicine.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Do not use narcotic medication, heroin, or other street drugs while you are taking naltrexone.Ask your doctor before using any medicine to treat a cold, cough, diarrhea, or pain. These medicines may contain narcotics or alcohol.
- Naltrexone may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
- Naltrexone is not recommended in children.
Common Side-EffectsNALTREXONE : Skin Rash, Insomnia, Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Toothache, Head Headache, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Abdomen Pain, Nervousness, Vomit, Difficulty Sleeping, Restless Or Irritability, Fatigue (tiredness)
Serious Side-EffectsNALTREXONE : Anxiety, Hyperactive Behavior
Rare Side-EffectsNALTREXONE : Depression, Itchy Skin, Eyes Blurred Vision, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Eyes Pain, Eyes Burn, Chest Pain, Confusion, Fever, Frequent Urination, Hallucinations, Mood Swings, Shortness Of Breath, Ringing In Ears, Weight Gain, Face Swelling, Feet Swelling
Disease InteractionsNALTREXONE can interfere with: Acute Renal Failure, Acute Liver Failure
Technical ClassificationNALTREXONE is categorized as:
- ANTIDOTES / MISCELLANEOUS AGENTS
- DRUGS USED IN ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE / CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with NALTREXONE as Ingredient
|NALCON 50MG TAB||NALTREXONE 50.0 MG|
|NALTIMA 50MG TAB||NALTREXONE 50.0 MG|
|NODICT 50MG TAB||NALTREXONE 50.0 MG|
|NODICT TAB||NALTREXONE 50 MG|