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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Depade (Overview)

Depade is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Depade (Overview)

Depade is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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Who is naltrexone appropriate for? Just those who have addictions to the strongest of opiates? I've been em 3x a week for 2 months. Who can prescribe

Who is naltrexone appropriate for? Just those who have addictions to the strongest of opiates? I've been em 3x a week for 2 months. Who can prescribe

Cravings: Naltrexone is used in the treatment of addictions as a proven help to lower cravings. It is used in those with opiate addiction, as well as others such as for alcoholics. ...Read more

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Can naltrexone be used for a food addiction?

Can naltrexone be used for a food addiction?

Possibly: One drug company is trying to get approval for a medication that combines Naltrexone with bupropion for the treatment of obesity. Thier is evidence that high sugar/fatty foods cause a release of endorphins. I personally have tried it on a few of my obese patients and they do not seem to find it as helpful or tolerate it as well as my alcohol dependent patients. It is not indicated at this time. ...Read more

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Are naltrexone or campral effective?

Are naltrexone or campral effective?

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 patients who could benefit from these drugs every receive them. There is evidence of a genetic susceptibility to success with these drugs, especially naltrexone. They are meant to be combined with counseling and other therapies, and double success. ...Read more

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How well does oral naltrexone work to control cravings? I go to AA and weening off sub's after 5 years.

How well does oral naltrexone work to control cravings? I go to AA and weening off sub's after 5 years.

Suboxone???: If you are on ANY opioid, including suboxone, naltrexone is ABSOLUTELY CONTRAINDICATED. It can put you into withdrawal, which can be severe. Naltrexone is widely used to help people with opiate problems after they are completely detoxed, but if used before that can be dangerous. It decreases alcohol craving, but its effects of opiates is purely as a blocker and deterrent, not on craving per se. ...Read more

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What are the benefits/risks of taking low dose naltrexone (ldn) to treat multiple sclerosis?

What are the benefits/risks of taking low dose naltrexone (ldn) to treat multiple sclerosis?

Risk: liver tóxic: In excessive amount may be seriously toxic to the liver ( not in usual prescribed dosis). Since there is nothing proven to cure multiple sclerosis you should ask whoever recommended it what is suppose to do. It is considered an opium antagonist. Hopefully your neurologist is aware. Do not take it unless supervised by someone experienced in using it for ms. ...Read more

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I didn't have any side effect on hi dose naltrexone, could mean i wouldn't have severe s.E. From naloxone? No opiates, offlabel 4 depersonalization

I didn't have any side effect on hi dose naltrexone, could mean i wouldn't have severe s.E. From naloxone?  No opiates, offlabel 4 depersonalization

Work with doctor: One cannot make this assumption. Please work with your physician on this and any use of medications -- including off label ones. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with naltrexone and side effects?

Anyone have experience with naltrexone and side effects?

I use this a lot: Minimal side effects and and often life altering benefits. The pills need to be taken twice daily and work better at 100mg/day. The shot is expensive but more effective. There is no question that this is the most underutilised med in addiction medicine mainly because doctors are either afraid of or ignorant how to detox patients from opiods. My alcoholics also stop drinking . ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more