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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. Arthur Balin
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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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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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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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Dr. Jeff Blixt
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