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What is the definition or description of: Naltrexone allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Naltrexone allergy?

Naltrexone 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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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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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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Could taking naltrexone help with fibromyalgia?

Could taking naltrexone help with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Low dose Naltrexone works well for fibromyalgia. Taper all opioid medications. Wait a few weeks. Start at 4.5 mg taken 2 hours before bedtime. After about 2-3 weeks sleep improves. After about a month pain scores start dropping.

Very safe, essentially no side effects. Some people do have vivid dreams. ...Read more

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Is naltrexone considered a controlled substance?

No: No, it is not controlled and it has no abuse potential. ...Read more

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Did you experience any side effects on naltrexone?

Did you experience any side effects on naltrexone?

Naltrexone: Potential side effects of Naltrexone (Vivitrol/ Revia) include: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loose stools, constipation, v appetite, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, headache, sedation, ^ energy, v energy, rash & pain of muscles or joints. I have never taken this medication - so I have not experienced side effects. ...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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What is naltrexone and how does it help autoimmune issues?

What is naltrexone and how does it help autoimmune issues?

Opioid blocker: Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids in the body. The mechanism by which it works has not been determined precisely. The brief blockade of opioid receptors between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. that is caused by taking it at bedtime each night is believed to produce an increase of endorphins which then positively affect immune system. Precise mechanism still not determined. ...Read more

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Does naltrexone have any affect on autism?

Does naltrexone have any affect on autism?

Not Proven: No conclusive results in studies for any effectiveness. ...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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Is a prescription from a Dr. Needed for naltrexone?

Is a prescription from a Dr. Needed for naltrexone?

Naltrexone: Definitely, prescribed by doctors with credentials in prescribing Opiates & detox. ...Read more

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Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Can naltrexone cause liver damage?

Yes: There is a risk of liver damage, this risk is increased with preexisting liver problems or very high doses of the med. Usually your doctor will make that assessment and monitor your liver enzymes before and while you are on it. Properly monitored the risk is low. ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

Is low dose naltrexone effective for MDS?

See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia - there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more

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Does naltrexone work with khat/cat addiction?

Does naltrexone work with khat/cat addiction?

Not known: The active constituent in khat is s-cathinone, which has amphetamine-like effects and may increase norepinephrine and dopamine. Cathinone is a controlled substance. Khat has been used for centuries for its euphoric effects. It may have psychiatric and cardiotoxic effects. Most treatments today seem to focus on the psychiatric problems it creates rather than on the addiction to it. ...Read more

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Can you use naltrexone therapy for codiene addicts?

Can you use naltrexone therapy for codiene addicts?

Yes: Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used for treatment of alcohol and opioid addictions. ...Read more

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Does naltrexone (revia) block the effects of marijuana?

Does naltrexone (revia) block the effects of marijuana?

Apparently not: Although there are some overlapping interactions between the system that marijuana affects and opioid systems that Naltrexone affects, the evidence I could find--and there are some studies--seems to suggest that Naltrexone does not block the effects marijuana. ...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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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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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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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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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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Are there known benefits to taking low dose naltrexone?

Are there known benefits to taking low dose naltrexone?

Likely: As you are aware, the internet is full of "anecdotal evidence" about benefits of low doses naltrexone. It is sounds logical that low doses can make your Dopamine receptors more sensitive to your own dopamine. ...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

Naltrexone Allergy (Definition)

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


Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

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