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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

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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How long does it take for low dose naltrexone (ldn) to get completely out of your system?

Days: Naltrexone creates and active metabolite. It may be 6 to 7 days untill both are completely out of your system. ...Read more

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How long should I be taking naltrexone?

How long should I be taking naltrexone?

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! ...Read more

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Can you overdose from heroin while taking naltrexone?

Can you overdose from heroin while taking naltrexone?

Well...be careful.: Yes. Naltrexone blocks opioid receptors, so it's a good option for people who are detoxed already. If Naltrexone is used prior to detox, it will lead to immediate withdrawal symptoms. In addition, use of opioids after discontinuing Naltrexone are at risk for serious overdose, most likely due to loss of tolerance. Naltrexone is best for motivated people who have already undergone detoxification. ...Read more

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Will taking naltrexone on accident make you really sick?

Will taking naltrexone on accident make you really sick?

Only if you are: Opioid dependent, in which case it will put you into severe withdrawal starting within 10-15 minutes of taking the pill. If you are not on opioids, it will not do anything, other than perhaps the main side effect of feeling a little queasy. Not sure how anybody can take a pill "by accident, " and suspect there is more to your story. Naltrexone is used off-label for itching, gambling problems etc. ...Read more

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How would you go about switching from Suboxone to naltrexone? What would the timing and prescription look like? The current dose of Suboxone is 12mg. Thxs

See below: She has to detox first which requires an individualized approach. Afterward-she needs to wait 2 weeks prior to an injection of naltrexone. However, I have a protocol for initiating Naltrexone at small doses after 3-5 days and quickly titrating to a full dose by day 7-10. ...Read more

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What filler materials are used in the drug revia or depade (naltrexone)?

What filler materials are used in the drug revia or depade (naltrexone)?

Revia (naltrexone) Ingredients:: Active: Naltrexone.
Inactive Ingredients
SILICON DIOXIDE
CROSPOVIDONE
HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (3 MPA. S)
HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA. S)
LACTOSE MONOHYDRATE
MAGNESIUM STEARATE
CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400
POLYSORBATE 80
FERRIC OXIDE RED
FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW
TITANIUM DIOXIDE ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Depade (naltrexone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Depade (naltrexone) allergy?

Depade Allergy: Naltrexone (Revia & Depade) is used for the management of alcohol & opioid dependence. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on naltrexone?

What are your thoughts on naltrexone?

NALTREXONE: Naltrexone can be very effective for treating alcohol addiction in combination with psychotherapy and AA. ...Read more

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How to pronounce naltrexone?

How to pronounce naltrexone?

Pretty much exactly: Like it is spelled. NALL - TREKS - ZONE, with the accent on the second syllable. It's cousin naloxone is pronounced similarly - NALL - OX - ZONE. In the UK they pronounce many of these differently, and accent the first syllable more, and some will pronounce the last syllable more like - ZIN than ZONE. But they talk funny. ...Read more

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What are revia (naltrexone) effects?

What are revia (naltrexone) effects?

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. ...Read more

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How long should I be taking naltrexone?

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! ...Read more

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Who should not take Revia (naltrexone)?

Who should not take Revia (naltrexone)?

Revia (naltrexone): Ones with Depression, Acute liver failure, Pneumonia with elevated Eosinophil blood count, Kidney problems, Opioid use within last 4 hours, Narcotic addiction. & Allergies. ...Read more

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Is there a good, natural way to produce naltrexone?

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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What happens if I've failed to respond to naltrexone?

What happens if I've failed to respond to naltrexone?

For alcohol?: First, no medication by itself will cure the problem, other support is needed, meetings, counseling. Genetics seems to play a role in what meds are most helpful for certain individuals. There are other meds that are helpful for treating alcohol dependence such as topiramate, campral, ondansetron, Gabapentin and Baclofen are some other meds that may be helpful. ...Read more

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Will taking naltrexone one time make you really sick?

Will taking naltrexone one time make you really sick?

No: naltrexone blocks opioid receptors. You have no opioids in your system – it means you did not take any narcotic pain medications, heroine etc - you are not likely to have any reactions.
On the other hand, we produce our own endorphins. You normally have them in response to good food, sex, pain, etc. It is very rarely happens that some people have mild nausea when they take the first dose. ...Read more

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Will taking naltrexone on accident make you really sick?

Only if you are: Opioid dependent, in which case it will put you into severe withdrawal starting within 10-15 minutes of taking the pill. If you are not on opioids, it will not do anything, other than perhaps the main side effect of feeling a little queasy. Not sure how anybody can take a pill "by accident, " and suspect there is more to your story. Naltrexone is used off-label for itching, gambling problems etc. ...Read more

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On naltrexone and I just stopped taking dalaid 3days ago. Will they have any unnecessary effects?

Not likely: The Naltrexone blocks or occupies opiate receptor sites so it tends to render those drugs 'ineffective'. Because of it's high affinity for those sites, it also tends to dislodge any opiate still there and thus can precipitate a withdrawal reaction in chronic opiate addicts. This is what happens with Suboxone if started too early on someone who has been using opiates; it can also decrease 'craving'. ...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.

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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