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what are revia (naltrexone) effects?

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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine 31 years experience
Opioid blockade: It blocks your opioid receptors. As a result, the enjoyment from alcohol will decrease, which make some people reconsider the reason for drinking. Revia can also be used to start opioid withdrawal or to maintain an opioid -free person from using again. There are many other uses for the medication.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Opioid Antagonist: Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist. It has to be taken to be effective. It is an adjunct treatment - not a stand alone. Recommend that it be combined with 12 step programs and/or psychotherapy for treatment of severe opioid &/or alcohol use disorders. It can be very beneficial.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you get naltrexone without having a prescription?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No: Naltrexone is regulated and is by prescription only.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long should I be taking naltrexone?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See your doctor: Please see your physician to answer this question! if you are not satisfied with the answer; ask to be weaned off the medication; or go for a second opinion!
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a good, natural way to produce naltrexone?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
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.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
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 fact it can take a higher degree of motivation to stay on it.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What side effects are associated with Revia (naltrexone)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Revia (Naltrexone): Common side effects are anxiety, chills, constipation, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, irritability, joint & muscle aches, insomnia, nervousness, nausea. Less common are mood changes, allergic reactions & liver problems.

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