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Is naltrexone considered a controlled substance?
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
No, it is not controlled and it has no abuse potential.

In brief: No
No, it is not controlled and it has no abuse potential.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: No
It is an opiate, with the same chemical backbone as all other opiates, but because of its molecular biology it attaches to opiate receptors and blocks them. Because it has no intrinsic drug activity other than to block the receptor, it is not mood-altering and does not produce a dependency.
Therefore, it is not a controlled substance in the us under the drug enforcement agency regulations.

In brief: No
It is an opiate, with the same chemical backbone as all other opiates, but because of its molecular biology it attaches to opiate receptors and blocks them. Because it has no intrinsic drug activity other than to block the receptor, it is not mood-altering and does not produce a dependency.
Therefore, it is not a controlled substance in the us under the drug enforcement agency regulations.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Thank
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