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How Long Does Naltrexone Take To Work
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment of compulsive disorders hello:
is naltrexone used to treat compulsive sexual disorders when they are non-responsive to ssri's? How long does it take for the medication to work? How long are patienst kept on this medication before they are weane
Experimental: Since i haven't heard of this treatment i would assume it is experimental. Most compulsive disorders wax and wane and are not entirely cured but managed by behavioral as well as medical interventions. I would thus expect Naltrexone to be used for extended periods of time if indeed it was helping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Naltrexone: You might see response as early as a few days but it could take up to a couple weeks to begin seeing the effect. It could take a month or two to obtain the full benefit. If you are having issues with craving in the meantime, consider getting ear acupuncture. It is powerful in blocking cravings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unusual: Normally after only one opioid I would not expect much if any withdrawal form naltrexone. Even if people have been taking long acting opioids for some time I would expect the withdrawal symptoms to subside significantly over 24 hours. If withdrawal symptoms are significant professional care would help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you use heroin heavily, go to detox for five days, use one day and then take naltrexone pills how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?
Recovery: Using heroine heavily means addiction so you need a daily recovery program. The problem is, you have to be so completely fed up that you are willing to do anything to recover. If you are not you won't agree to follow a daily 12 step practice. They work 100% of the time, but only if you work them every single day, one day at a time. You might want a sponsor. How long withdrawal symptoms last, days? ...Read more
Currently taking revia & experiencing abdominal pain, tiredness, headache. How long does it take for effects to subside after taking it for 5 weeks?
Liver tox. opiateuse: Revia (naltrexone) is an opiate antagonist, used to block opiate induced euphoria. It also blocks alcohol but not opiod cravings. The effects noted--headache, abdominal pain and tiredness--can occur with Naltrexone but if persisting after five weeks, could indicate other problems such as liver toxicity or new opiod use. Contact your health provider to evaluate these symptoms as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I take 2mg of Suboxone qd. I want to start naltrexone. Is there a way to get sub's out of system faster than waiting 5 days? Those days are the worst
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