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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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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...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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One of my docs want me off my revia due to my liver levels, my psych wants me to stay on it due to substance abuse history how can I get them to agree?

One of my docs want me off my revia due to my liver levels, my psych wants me to stay on it due to substance abuse history how can I get them to agree?

Insure that you: have signed authorization for release of medical information - to allow the physicians to dialog. Sometimes the patient is used as the go-between for medical providers. That is not optimum. ...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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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 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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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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Does naltrexone interfere with either Effexor XR or mirtazapine (avanza)?

Does naltrexone interfere with either Effexor XR or mirtazapine (avanza)?

No: Naltrexone is a very simple molecule that does not have complex metabolism in the liver, and does not have any known significant drug interactions, except with other opiate drugs, where it blocks their effects, and in people who are dependent on other opiates, can precipitate severe and potentially life-threatening withdrawal. You should make sure the prescriber knows you are on naltrexone. ...Read more

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Took naltrexone, was heavy heroin user but went to detox, feels like a knife is in my stomach for hours what should I do?

Took naltrexone, was heavy heroin user but went to detox, feels like a knife is in my stomach for hours what should I do?

Abdominal pain: Such pain could be due to inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), peptic ulcer or pancreatitis. Gall bladder and liver causes are also possible. Nevertheless you should be examined by your physician who will order any appropriate tests deemed necessary in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime follow a bland diet and avoid alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Don't put off the examination. ...Read more

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