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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Revia (Overview)

ReVia is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
68 doctors shared insights

Revia (Overview)

ReVia is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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Who is naltrexone appropriate for? Just those who have addictions to the strongest of opiates? I've been em 3x a week for 2 months. Who can prescribe

Who is naltrexone appropriate for? Just those who have addictions to the strongest of opiates? I've been em 3x a week for 2 months. Who can prescribe

Cravings: Naltrexone is used in the treatment of addictions as a proven help to lower cravings. It is used in those with opiate addiction, as well as others such as for alcoholics. ...Read more

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Currently taking revia (naltrexone) & experiencing abdominal pain, tiredness, headache. How long does it take for effects to subside after taking it for 5 weeks?

Currently taking revia (naltrexone) & experiencing abdominal pain, tiredness, headache. How long does it take for effects to subside after taking it for 5 weeks?

Liver tox. opiateuse: Revia (naltrexone) is an opiate antagonist, used to block opiate induced euphoria. It also blocks alcohol but not opiod cravings. The effects noted--headache, abdominal pain and tiredness--can occur with Naltrexone but if persisting after five weeks, could indicate other problems such as liver toxicity or new opiod use. Contact your health provider to evaluate these symptoms as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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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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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 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

Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Naltrexone (Definition)

Naltrexone is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more