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naltrexone controlled substance

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: No, it is not controlled and it has no abuse potential.
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: It is an opiate, with the same chemical backbone as all other opiates, but because of its molecular biology it attaches to opiate receptors and blocks ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Suboxone???: If you are on ANY opioid, including suboxone, naltrexone is ABSOLUTELY CONTRAINDICATED. It can put you into withdrawal, which can be severe. Naltrex ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Naltrexone: “Prevention of relapse after opioid detoxification; to be used only after patient has been opioid-free for 7-10 days and after negative naloxone chall ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You can't, and...: They both have very valid concerns that are driving their respective recommendations. You need a tie-breaker opinion--consult your family doctor who k ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Insure that you: have signed authorization for release of medical information - to allow the physicians to dialog. Sometimes the patient is used as the go-between for ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Revia (naltrexone): Ones with Depression, Acute liver failure, Pneumonia with elevated Eosinophil blood count, Kidney problems, Opioid use within last 4 hours, Narcotic a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: Naltrexone is a synthetic pharamceutical. I know of no "natural" way to produce it, but it is readily available (with a prescription) from pharmacies ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Naltrexone is not addictive, there are no withdrawals if stopped, however cravings may return. But in and of it self there is no abuse potential. In f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: and they are MASSIVELY under prescribed. The current issue of JAMA has an important article on this issue, as well as an editorial. Only a handful of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: There is no data on Naltrexone in psoriasis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: One small (10 subjects) uncontrolled trial using low dose Naltrexone (ldn) for fibromyalgia showed some promise. The study showed that 7 out of 10 st ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not really: Officially, you can find a long list of side effects from Naltrexone and i will not say that there are no side effects. From the practical standpoint, ... Read More
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