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Naltrexone Side Effects
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What side effects?: Naltrexone is generally well tolerated, with most side effects being gastrointestinal - queasiness, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, but these are usually mild and are reduced after a time. However, if a person who is STILL opioid dependent and has opioids on board takes it, it can precipitate severe withdrawal, with violent nausea and retching, total body pain, even seizures and delirium. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I didn't have any side effect on hi dose naltrexone, could mean i wouldn't have severe s.E. From naloxone? No opiates, offlabel 4 depersonalization
Work with doctor: One cannot make this assumption. Please work with your physician on this and any use of medications -- including off label ones. ...Read more
Why is it so difficult to be prescribed Naltrexone when it is such a deterrent to the cravings and effects of alcohol?
It should not: be difficult. However most Doctors will prescribe drugs the found indicated and are comfortable using. ...Read more
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
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