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Revia (naltrexone) Ingredients::
HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (3 MPA. S)
HYPROMELLOSE 2910 (6 MPA. S)
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400
FERRIC OXIDE RED
FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW
TITANIUM DIOXIDE ...Read more
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
One of my docs want me off my revia (naltrexone) due to my liver levels, my psych wants me to stay on it due to substance abuse history how can I get them to agree?
Insure that you: Have signed authorization for release of medical information - to allow the physicians to dialog. Sometimes the patient is used as the go-between for medical providers. That is not optimum. ...Read more
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
I take levothyroxine in the am and my zoloft&revia at noon is it safe for me to try keybiotics probitic with 14 strains or will it interact in any way?
It won't interfere: But who knows if it will help you in any way. ...Read more
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
I would like opinions on drugs to decrease my Porn addiction: Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft, Lithium, Naltrexone, Depakote, medroxyprogesterone.?
I commend you for your desire to decrease Porn addiction.
These medications are not used to treat Porn addiction.
Let Wise Man within you ask:
•How long is this Addiction?
•Effect on marriage, relationships, work and finances?
•Alcohol, drugs or gambling Addictions?
•How deep is your desire to decrease it and reasons for it?
•Need to have Intensive Therapy to overcome Addiction and stress. ...Read more
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
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
naltrexone blocks opioid receptors. You have no opioids in your system – it means you did not take any narcotic pain medications, heroine etc - you are not likely to have any reactions.
On the other hand, we produce our own endorphins. You normally have them in response to good food, sex, pain, etc. It is very rarely happens that some people have mild nausea when they take the first dose. ...Read more
Only if you are: Opioid dependent, in which case it will put you into severe withdrawal starting within 10-15 minutes of taking the pill. If you are not on opioids, it will not do anything, other than perhaps the main side effect of feeling a little queasy. Not sure how anybody can take a pill "by accident, " and suspect there is more to your story. Naltrexone is used off-label for itching, gambling problems etc. ...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
How well does oral naltrexone work to control cravings? I go to AA and weening off sub's after 5 years.
Suboxone???: If you are on ANY opioid, including suboxone, naltrexone is ABSOLUTELY CONTRAINDICATED. It can put you into withdrawal, which can be severe. Naltrexone is widely used to help people with opiate problems after they are completely detoxed, but if used before that can be dangerous. It decreases alcohol craving, but its effects of opiates is purely as a blocker and deterrent, not on craving per se. ...Read more
I'm sober for 2 years and have been using Naltrexone 50mg per day for that time. Is it bad if I stay on Naltrexone for another couple of years?
I commend you for overcoming your Alcohol Dependence, and being sober for 2 years.
Naltrexone has helped prevent Alcohol relapse.
Alcohol relapse also has been prevented due to your desire and commitment to be sober.
Feel good about your achievements of last 2years.
Become Captain over your Sobriety, not VICTIM
See Psychiatrist for side effects of Naltrexone and Therapy.
Attend AA meetings. ...Read more
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
Nothing good: By "meth, " I'm assuming you mean methamphetamine. Nothing good happens when you abuse this substance. There are some ongoing studies of Naltrexone to decrease methamphetamine use. These have some positive results -- but not 100%. Taking Naltrexone while abusing meth will not change the damaging effects of meth. Please, get help -- hopefully from a specialist in addiction medicine. ...Read more
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
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
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