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Updated 12 years ago.
Mon, May 09 '05, 2:18 PM
Naltrexone is a medication that stops the activity of opioids. It is primarily used in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence.[1] The closely related medication, methylnaltrexone, is used to treat opioid-induced constipation but does not treat addiction as it does not cross the blood brain barrier. Nalmefene is similar to naltrexone and is used for the same purposes as naltrexone. Naltrexone should not be confused with naloxone, which is used in emergency cases of opioid o...
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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. ## I've been taking oxycodone for years now. I took the vivitrol shot yesterday without detoxing from pills. I went into a very violent withdrawal for about 12 hours. no sleep at all. I am still in withdrawal because of getting off pills. But if i took a pill, would it help with my bad withdrawals or will naltrexone throw me into a worse intense withdrawal? ## Instructions for naltrexone suggest no opiate use for 7 days. I start in 2 days and have taken an opiate maybe 5 times over the last 3 days. Will there be any reaction still because there is no addiction? I wouldn't have thought i... ...
Updated 29 days ago in Naltrexone.
Tue, Sep 19 '17, 9:24 PM
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Updated 11 years ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Oct 30 '05, 8:38 AM
Naltrexone 50mg
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I have recently stopped taking Percocet. It's been 4 days and the withdrawals are horrible. My doctor prescribed me 50 mg of naltrexone to help. He said its fine to start taking them right away but I see a lot of sites say 10 days to 2 weeks after your last Percocet. Is 4 days enough time. Shouldn't he know what's best? ## Yes, he should, since he is a doctor. However, taking it too soon could cause you to go into dangerous precipitated withdrawals. The NIH lists those withdrawal effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, seizures, rebound pain, and diarrhea. Have you started taking it, yet? ## Hi there, my last dose of 5mg oxycodone was at noon on a friday. Took 50mg of naltrexone sunday at 6pm. Took away my fatigue and letharic feeling. Feel great. Restless... ...
Updated 5 months ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, May 07 '17, 5:10 PM
Naltrexone 10 day
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Hi.. I just wanted to share my experiance After a life long battle with alcholism ' i have finally found a lifesaving drug .naltrexone If d id have listened to the doctors theyd have me in talking therepy daily intake has been cut 95 percent in a week and a half ..its very early days, i just wanted to sing this drugs praises.thanks mark w ...
Updated 7 months ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Feb 26 '17, 2:15 PM
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 4 years ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Aug 08 '13, 8:46 PM
naltrexone implant
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Hi, I just had the 12 month implant inserted; for opiates. Can you please tell me if I drink will it interfere with making it less effective, especially in the first month when the capsule is growing over it? I have a wedding today. Could you please let me know? I don't have a drinking problem. I'm a 33 yr old woman. Thank you ## More than likely, you should not even feel like drinking...I have been on it for about a month and just the thought of having a drink makes me sick. This drug is a life saver!! ## Hello, Lois! How are you? Tom is correct, you will most likely need to stay away from alcohol, this medication is also used to treat alcoholism. Trying to drink while having the implant could result in severe nausea, dizziness and stomach pain, as listed by the FDA. Is there a... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Naltrexone.
Tue, Mar 08 '16, 9:09 AM
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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 11 days ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Oct 08 '17, 3:12 PM
Naltrexone question
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My adult son took 1/4 of a 50MG naltrexone last night and is going through precipitated withdrawals now. He asked me to post the following question. What would happen if he took the another 1/4 later in the day? He is bound and determined to making his doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon for a vivitrol shot. ## Hello, BuckOwen! How is your son doing? He'll likely keep experiencing severe withdrawals. However, the thing you need to be aware of is that precipitated withdrawals can be very dangerous, possibly life threatening. He could even suffer seizures from them. Other typical PW symptoms, as listed by the FDA, may also include fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea and insomnia. What did his doctor tell him to do, before starting the shot? ## Long ago but I hope he is well. Yea... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Naltrexone.
Fri, Jan 27 '17, 12:39 AM
starting naltrexone
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My doctor gave me a U/A and it came back neg. I had taken oxycodone the day before so this surprised me. I am seeing that it's very serious to wait at least 7 days to start the medicine. But not seeing what would happen if you don't wait. ## Taking it too soon could you go into dangerous precipitated withdrawals. As listed by the FDA, they could include nausea, chills, fever, diarrhea, headache and seizures. Naltrexone clings to the opiate receptors in your brain and it clings stronger than opiates do, so if taken too soon, it will bump any opiates you've taken out of the way and cause precipitated withdrawals. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, May 07 '15, 11:58 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 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Oct 11 '15, 11:03 AM
Naltrexone and kratom
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I've been taking approximately 6g of kratom every 4 to 6 hours for about 2 years now. I want to use a weight loss medication which contains naltrexone but wonder if it will cause withdrawal sickness because of my kratom use? ## Hi, I am in the same boat as you. Have not been using Kratom that long (about 6 months) but want to start Contrave for weight loss. I am also hoping the naltrexone will help me not use the Kratom anymore as I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to quit for a few weeks now. I think it will help with that but my concern now is that I will go into extreme withdrawals when I take the first dose. Did you end up taking yours? ## Personally, I think it would be best to consult a doctor for the purpose of setting up a tapering schedule with kratom in order to lessen an... ...
Updated 2 months ago in Naltrexone.
Sat, Aug 12 '17, 12:46 PM
 Bupropion + Naltrexone
Bupropion/naltrexone is a combination drug used for weight loss in those that are either obese or overweight with some weight-related illnesses.[1][2] It combines low doses of bupropion and naltrexone. Both drugs have individually shown some evidence of effectiveness in weight loss, and the combination has been shown to have some synergistic effects on weight.[3] In September 2014, a sustained release formulation of the drug was approved for marketing in the United States under the brand name...
 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 8 years ago.
Sun, Mar 29 '09, 10:57 AM
Drinking on Naltrexone
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I have been taking naltrexone for about 3 weeks now 50 mg/day to help control my overindulgence in the drink. Its not really working. I drink pretty steady and when I get out of work crave a cold one (or 12) pretty strong. The naltrexone kind of made me not want to drink as much, but not enough to make me actually not drink. Im not trying to stop drinking. I just sometimes over do it and make a fool of myself, upset/disappoint loved ones, hurt myself etc, etc. I feel this runs in tandem with my social anxiety, where I try to use alcohol to beat the anxiety, which never works, but I dont seem to be able to learn that lesson. Once I have a few, the buzz kicks in which inturn makes me want more. Did I mention I really, really like being drunk. I know that sounds immature, but its true. Im ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Sun, Jul 26 '15, 2:53 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 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Thu, Jan 29 '15, 5:39 PM
naltrexone, wine, control
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I've been on Naltrexone for four days now. The first three days, I had either none or just a few sips of wine and had no desire to have anymore. It was pretty amazing, especially because for the past year or so, I've been drinking entire bottles. (Average one bottle every other day.) This afternoon, though, I started thinking about having a drink around 5. I was so disappointed--and worried, too. I've had two glasses already--less than before Naltrexone but much more than the past few days. Am I doing something wrong? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Wed, Jun 10 '15, 4:05 AM
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? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Naltrexone.
Mon, Mar 30 '15, 3:07 PM

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