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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. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

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Treatment of compulsive disorders hello: is naltrexone used to treat compulsive sexual disorders when they are non-responsive to ssri's? How long does it take for the medication to work? How long are patienst kept on this medication before they are weane

Experimental: Since i haven't heard of this treatment i would assume it is experimental. Most compulsive disorders wax and wane and are not entirely cured but managed by behavioral as well as medical interventions. I would thus expect Naltrexone to be used for extended periods of time if indeed it was helping. ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone a good idea to help with treatment-resistant autoimmune disease?

Is low dose naltrexone a good idea to help with treatment-resistant autoimmune disease?

Opiod antagonist!: Very little evidence in controlled trials that it is of value in autoimmune diseases. I would ask what disease, and what drugs have been tried. Today in rheumatology, we have very little drug-resistant autoimmune diseases. ...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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