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Naltrexone

Naltrexone Information

Naltrexone Benefits & Uses

Naltrexone is used to treat the following -

Naltrexone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Naltrexone

Naltrexone

Naltrexone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Naltrexone is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Weakness
  4. Anxiety Mild
  5. Insomnia Mild
  6. Nervousness
  7. Muscle Ache Mild
  8. Abdominal Pain Mild
  9. Restlessness
  10. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  11. Ejaculation disorder
  12. Constipation Moderate
  13. Confusion
  14. Hallucinations
  15. Loss of appetite
  16. Dizziness Mild
  17. Diarrhoea
  18. Back Pain Mild
  19. Dry Mouth Mild

Naltrexone Related Warnings

Is the use of Naltrexone safe for pregnant women?

Naltrexone can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Naltrexone right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

Moderate

Is the use of Naltrexone safe during breastfeeding?

Naltrexone may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

Mild

What is the effect of Naltrexone on the Kidneys?

Naltrexone has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Naltrexone on the Liver?

Side effects of Naltrexone rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Naltrexone on the Heart?

Naltrexone is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Naltrexone with Other Drugs

Naltrexone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Codeine

Paracetamol,Codeine

    Paracetamol,Chlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan

      Abacavir,Lamivudine

        Paracetamol

        Naltrexone Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Naltrexone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

        1. Depression
        2. Suicidal Tendency
        3. Liver Disease
        4. Kidney Disease

        Frequently asked Questions about Naltrexone

        Is this Naltrexone habit forming or addictive?

        Naltrexone is not addictive in nature.

        No

        Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

        After taking Naltrexone you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

        Dangerous

        Is it safe?

        Yes, but consume Naltrexone only on doctor's advice.

        Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

        Is it able to treat mental disorders?

        No, Naltrexone cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

        No

        Naltrexone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        Interaction between Food and Naltrexone

        It is safe to take Naltrexone with food.

        Safe

        Interaction between Alcohol and Naltrexone

        Taking alcohol with Naltrexone can be dangerous.

        Severe
        This medicine data has been created by -
        Dr. Md Saadullah
        M.Pharma, Pharmacy
        3 Years of Experience
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        Dr. Vikas Chauhan
        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        2 Years of Experience
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        References

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        5. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Vivitrol® (naltrexone)