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I am currently using the sinclair method taking 50 mg of Naltrexone before I drink. Sometime I have to take. 05 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) (clonazepan) safe?

I am currently using the sinclair method taking 50 mg of Naltrexone before I drink. Sometime I have to take. 05 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) (clonazepan) safe?

Do you mean 0.5 mg?: It's NOT safe to take Klonopin (clonazepam) with alcohol. Both are sedating and could lead to unconsciousness or worse. RE: naltrexone, it depends on how much you take. 50 mg daily is FDA approved for alcoholism. More than that, esp. Combined with EtOH, can harm the liver. There's some data that suggest a recovering alcoholic can drink in moderation but none supporting the safety or effectiveness of TSM. ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...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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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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What if a person overdoses on heroin while taking naltrexone?

What if a person overdoses on heroin while taking naltrexone?

Possible: Overdosing on heroin while taking Naltrexone is difficult but not impossible and death would come from opioid overdose. ...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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Does naltrexone cancel out the real effectiveness of ativan (lorazepam)?

Does naltrexone cancel out the real effectiveness of ativan (lorazepam)?

Probably not: Naltrexone interferes with the actions of opiates and opioids. Ativan is a benzodiazepine (similar to valium), which is inhibited by flumazenil (clonazepam). Naltrexone and benzos are sometimes used together in treating various sorts of drug addictions. ...Read more

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How long after opiates are in my body do I have to wait to start naltrexone?

Depends on opiate: Most meds are out of your system after 5 half-lives. Methodone has a 24 hour half life, so you may block any residual up to 5 days later. Most others are shorter acting. As a rule of thumb, if you are not having withdrawal symptoms and are several days past last use, I would say you are safe to start naltrexone. ...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 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 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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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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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 use low dose naltrexone for chron's disease?

Can you use low dose naltrexone for chron's disease?

Hmm...: Best advice is to ask your docotr/gastroenterologist! There are currently studies of low dose Naltrexone use being done at penn state and other institutions around the globe to determine this; as well as usage of "ldn" for the treatment of other diseases. Always ask your doctor if this is right for you; and if it is available to you. ...Read more

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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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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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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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What side effects are associated with Revia (naltrexone)?

What side effects are associated with Revia (naltrexone)?

Revia (Naltrexone): Common side effects are anxiety, chills, constipation, headaches, diarrhea, dizziness, irritability, joint & muscle aches, insomnia, nervousness, nausea. Less common are mood changes, allergic reactions & liver problems. ...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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