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Updated 9 years ago.
Mon, May 09 '05, 2:18 PM
Naltrexone (INN, BAN, USAN) is an opioid antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence.[1] It is marketed in generic form as its hydrochloride salt, naltrexone hydrochloride, and marketed under the trade names Revia and Depade. In some countries including the United States, a once-monthly extended-release injectable formulation is marketed under the trade name Vivitrol. Also in the United States, Methylnaltrexone Bromide, a closely related drug, is ma...
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i was curious if this medication helps with pain from opiate withdrawal ## Una-contrary! It will make withdrawals much worse. You may use naltrexone at least 7 days after you stop using opiates. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Jun 27 '13, 8:05 AM
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Anti alcohol medication ...
Updated 9 years ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Oct 30 '05, 8:38 AM
lo dose naltrexone
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Any one have experience using Lo Dose Naltrexone for arthritis, fibromyalga, or chronic pain ? ## I used LDN for Crohn's Disease and it was very effective in reducing abdominal pain. I used Neurontin, a synthetic analog of GABA, for nerve pain and it helped. You can buy GABA from a health food store. I hope this helps. ## Does LDN help with rheumatoid arthritis victims? ## GABA and Neurontin are not the same as far as effects. Neurontin (Gabapentin) is a Schedule IV or V prescription drug. IMO, OTC GABA is crap. ...
Updated 1 year ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Aug 08 '13, 8:46 PM
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i have been taking naltrexone for a month now to help me quit getting drunk on white wine. My pharmacist said i shouldn`t drink any alcohol while taking this drug but would like to know if i went out on a weekend, could i drink a glass of wine or two while taking naltrexone? Would there be any severe side effects? ## Wouldn't that be defeating the purpose of why you wanted to start taking it? Not only is it risky to consume alcohol with any medication, but if you wanted to stop drinking, it really makes little sense to go right back to it. Have you consulted your doctor? Have you undergone any counseling for this issue? ## Co: Your pharmacist does not understand the way naltrexone works or what its purpose is. Naltrexone works by the principal of "pharmacological extinction"... ...
Updated 2 days ago in Naltrexone.
Sat, Mar 28 '15, 11:39 AM
Naltrexone addiction
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naltrexone was prescribed following detox from opiate addiction......I'm trying to get off the naltrexone but I start having "withdrawal".....muscle pain, nausea...when I stop taking the naltrexone.....I've been opiate free for months.....why is this happening? everything I've read says that naltrexone is not physically addictive, but I'm starting to wonder......has anyone had this problem with naltrexone? ## Your body can become dependent on anything that you take for a long period of time, because it gets used to having that substance. This means that a sudden cessation may result in some withdrawal effects, though they aren't usually as severe as the withdrawals from an actual addiction. Have you consulted your doctor for assistance? ## Can I take Naltrexo... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Nov 30 '14, 11:52 PM
 Bupropion + Naltrexone
Bupropion/Naltrexone is a combination drug treatment for obesity.[1][2] As of 2014[update], the drug is marketed in the United States in a sustained release formulation under the name Contrave by Takeda for the drug's developer, Orexigen Therapeutics.[1][3] An estimate from Wells Fargo places the potential revenue from this drug at US$600 million per year.[4] Bupropion/naltrexone is a combination of two FDA approved drugs, bupropion and naltrexone. Both drugs have individually shown some evid...
 Oxycodone + Naltrexone
Oxytrex is an investigational drug currently in clinical trials. It combines the well known opioid agonist oxycodone in the treatment of pain with an ultra-low dose of naltrexone, an opioid antagonist. Naltrexone can have markedly different pharmacokinetics at ultra-low doses which may include, the attenuation of a pre-established opioid tolerance, the prevention of tolerance from the oxycodone in the formulation, and the possible amplification of oxycodone. It is being developed by Pain Ther...
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my husband is 79 & driinks a leater of winsor a day he will not stop even tho he doesnt have the money for it he is getting forget ful weak falls down cant get up by himself ...
Updated 6 years ago.
Sun, Mar 29 '09, 10:57 AM
Naltrexone side effects
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Recently at my request my doctor gave me naltrexone to stop alcahol cravings although he admitted he didn't know much about it. I am pretty much an every night drinker, self medication, 4-5 strong drinks per night to ease anxiety. What scares me is the side effects I have been hearing about on different forums about naltrexone. I had a liver panel in late September which came out fine but the doctor told me to be very cautious. I can't afford to miss work and be down and out for any length of time. He prescribed me 25mg per day which I am starting next week after a 3 day drying out period. Any suggestions or opinions would be helpful. ## Hello, Mike! How are you? Kudos to you for realizing that you need to stop the heavy drinking and get help. That takes a lot of guts. Such heav... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Jan 29 '15, 5:39 PM
low dose naltrexone 4 5 mg
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What are the side effects of low dose Naltrexone if taken long term? ## Hello, June! How are you? The typical side effects associated with regular use, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps, dizziness and drowsiness. Long-term side effects may include issues, such as depression, sleep disorders, suicidal ideation and hepatic injury. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
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Mon, Mar 30 '15, 3:07 PM
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multiple sclorosis ## How might I order 4.5 mg naltrexone pills, 1.0 mg naltrexone, what is the cost? ## You can order a 30-day supply of 4.5 mg caps from Skip's Pharmacy in Boca Raton FL for $20 with a prescription. ...
Updated 5 years ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Oct 29 '09, 11:01 PM
Oxycodone and Naltrexone
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please explain Naltrexone can have markedly different pharmacokinetics at ultra low doses which may include the attenuation of a pre-established opioid the prevention of tolerance from the oxycodone in the formulation, and the possible amplification of oxycodone ## Think of it as wiping the slate clean. Thats what naltrexone does to the opiod receptors thereby "erasing" tolerance and making the receptors more sensitive again ## @John, I don't know if you may be looking for a second opinion on this, but I think the previous post does a good job of putting into perspective how Naltrexone works to prevent the tolerance of opioids. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a 100mg dose of Naltrexone is said to provide a 96% blockade by the time 24 hours have passed, an... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Methylnaltrexone Bromide.
Sun, Jun 29 '14, 7:48 PM
my experince w naltrexone
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i was in a drug study to make money the study drug was naltrexone and then bup 12 hours later . i forgot to say i drink kratom pretty much everyday well minutes after i took the naltrexone i went into full blown withdarawl .i was sent to the er they gave me so many shots of fentynal and adivan also .i then 2 days later woke up tied in shackel in the hospitol. the doctor told me i was running around the and becoming violent but i dont remember non of it what happend to me i really would love to know?????? ## @lannap, Wow, what an experience that must've been. I'm very sorry to hear that you ended up in the ER because of this. According to wikipedia, Kratom is said to behave in the same way as an "µ-opioid receptor agonist" like morphine. So by taking Naltrexone (an o... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Nov 27 '14, 6:59 PM
naltrexone and medical thc
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Can you be prescribed medical cannabis to ease the muscle pains and stomach cramps in conjunction with Naltrexone? ## I a a big coward when it comes to pain,and I am starting to feel the withdrawals from Methadone and slowly dropping the amount of diazepam I get.I feel awful . Sore muscles ,can't sleep ,feel sick ,and I spend up to 8hrs a day on the toilet .And because I feel ill all the time , I am getting majorly depressed .I know I'll be a bit healthier at the end ,but due to the pain ,I'm beginning to think it's not worth it .(the pain) .The diazepam decrease is worrying ,as the last time the dr's tried to take me off,I developed spasticity in all my muscle ,especially my neck ,I am not kidding, the 'twitching' in my neck was so bad I had to go to hospita... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Aug 21 '14, 4:19 AM
Watson 853 With Naltrexone
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i have been taking naltrexone for many monthes and quit two days ago because I had to have surgery and have been prescribed watson 853 _ will that work for pain since i have been on naltrexone. ## Hello, I've never done this before. I guess this is what is called a chatroom. I was looking around to get some information for a prescription I just started taking today. I THINK ITS SHORT NAME IS "NARCO." I got them from one of my siblings. There information brochures wasn't attached. The pill says WATSON 853. I have a herniated disc. Both of my siblings have had two back surgeries. I would like to mention this pill to my brother, but he seems to be addicted to medication he is already taking for back pain. Both my sister and brother, who are nice people, seem to have a chang... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Wed, Feb 06 '13, 5:55 PM
allergic reaction to naltrexone
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Hi, I am trying to understand the differences between Naloxone and Naltrexone because I was prescribed Naltrexone tablets over the summer and had a severe allergic reaction and had to be hospitalized. I do not know if the Naloxone in Suboxone would give the same reaction, but I do not want to find out. If anyone can explain this to me, I would greatly appreciate it. =) ## Hello, Kkbc! How are you? While they both do the same thing, they are two different substances. So, while you may have had a reaction to the Naltrexone, you might be okay with the Naloxone, but there is also a slight chance that you could have a reaction to it, too. Typical side effects to Naloxone may include nausea, change in mood, increased sweating and nervousness. If you do have a problem with it, Subutex is alway... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Naltrexone.
Fri, Dec 05 '14, 3:03 PM
Naltrexone and continuing to drink
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Hi, I am rx'd ntrexone for alcoholism and it's working, reducing cravings and all. I was a half a bottle of vodka type drinker. Now, when I take one shot of vodka, I get really sick and nauseous. Does this happen to anyone else? I thought naltrexone allowed you to still drink, but reduces alcohols effect on your pleasure receptors. I tried switching to beer or wine and still get sick. I guess that's a good thing but was wondering if anyone else feels this side effect when the drs and drug companies say it does not make you sick like Antabuse. Thanks. ## Hello, Meg! How are you? Naltrexone can cause nausea as a side effect and combining it with alcohol will intensity that side effect. So, it's not designed to work like Antabuse, but will affect some people in a very simil... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Naltrexone.
Tue, Aug 26 '14, 1:54 PM
Naltrexone implant and still drinking
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Hi I have had the naltrexone implant for approx 2 months now. When I got it I cried with relief when driving home because I thought it would be my saviour after everything I heard and read. I have been a black out drinker for over 10 years now. Have done detoxes, one rehab , two years of AA and nothing helped. Continued to have the never ending torture of thinking about the damn drink. But I'm devastated that I'm still drinking most nights on this thing. I know it's psychological , it's definitely not physical cravings. I am forcing large quantities of discusting tasteting cheap vodka down my through because I just can't handle being sober. Always so scared to be sober. I don't enjoy drink anymore and go straight to black out drunk yet I can't stop . Getting ... ...
Updated 3 months ago in Naltrexone.
Fri, Dec 12 '14, 4:31 PM

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