Naloxone and naltrexone

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Avatar f tn Blood tests are needed to make sure that liver function is adequate prior to taking naltrexone and to evaluate whether naltrexone is having adverse effects on the liver. 10. Can I take other medications with naltrexone? The major active effect of naltrexone is on opioid drugs, which is one class of drugs used primarily to treat pain but is also found in some prescription cough preparations. Naltrexone will block the effect of normal doses of this type of drug.
224049 tn?1204594715 Naloxone: A drug that antagonizes morphine and other opiates. Naloxone is a pure opiate antagonist and prevents or reverses the effects of opioids including respiratory depression, sedation and hypotension. Sold under the brand name of Narcan and in combination with buprenorphine as Suboxone. i got this straight off MedicineNet.
558096 tn?1255890602 I think you may be thinking about naltrexone. Naltexone is a longer acting version of naloxone and is used in the long term care of opiate addicts. It's even implanted under the skin in some people. With naltrexone in your system, the opiate will not give a high (or pain relief). Can you confirm which you're talking about so we can help?
214607 tn?1287681159 Before taking naltrexone, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to naltrexone, other narcotics, or any other drugs. tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially anti-diarrhea drugs, medications for cough and colds, pain medication, and vitamins. tell your doctor if you have either of the conditions listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section.
Avatar m tn C then taking 50mg tablet of Naltrexone, had been using for at least 12 months? just wonder what others expierienced, and oh yea it was quick but.......
3093770 tn?1389742726 As a patient advocate for medical maintenance for addiction treatment, every single person I know who has taken any dose of Naltrexone/Naloxone has hated it and regretted it. Though I have no idea of it's medical use in HCV treatment, I cannot imagine that the side effects would be any different. I am heard little good said about this medication and urge you to use caution.
Avatar f tn you can google the medicine to find out about it =) this is a place to get clean off things and not to tell people what they are and things like that
214607 tn?1287681159 It is marketed in generic form as its hydrochloride salt, naltrexone hydrochloride, and was formerly marketed using the trade name Revia. In some countries, an extended-release formulation is marketed under the trade name Vivitrol. It should not be confused with naloxone, which is used in emergency cases of overdose rather than for longer term dependence control.
897400 tn?1303332748 It can be confusing to differentiate between Naltrexone, Low Dose Naltrexone and Naloxone. I have been reading other posts in the archives and see this. Naltrexone is FDA approved to treat opiate addiction. The dose is usually 50mg Low Dose Naltrexone is used off label to treat MS, Crohn's Disease, CFS, Lupus, some cancers, and very, very experimentally, Depression. It is not FDA approved for any of these uses, but it is not illegal to use it this way.
Avatar n tn but in my case I had some serious incentive to get and stay clean (that were at the time several pending felony counts and probation) and so got into the habit of taking it regularly and, well, here I am. From both my psychiatrist (who now writes the naltrexone scrips for me) and the addictionologist at my last rehab (who originally suggested and started me on it) I got no indication that long-term use would cause any harm -- just curious if anyone else had any other info. Thanks again, Amber.
1684282 tn?1505701570 Naltrexone Pellet Naltrexone is an opiate blocker that reduces cravings tremendously. At our drug detox center we administer Naltrexone pellet underneath the skin to delivers the medicine gradually over 2 months. This is a minor operative procedure. Naltrexone prevents opiates from getting back into the brain receptors and thus maintains abstinence for 2 months. We recommend repeating the Naltrexone pellet implant every 2 months over a period of six to twelve months.
Avatar f tn Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. It is marketed in generic form as its hydrochloride salt, naltrexone hydrochloride, and marketed under the trade names Revia and Depade. In some countries including the United States, an extended-release formulation is marketed under the trade name Vivitrol.
Avatar f tn However when she emmigrated here(to NZ) she was transferred onto suboxone. Apparently the naltrexone/naloxone disrupts the absorbtion of alcohol into the bloodstream and she could not ever feel the effects of the alcohol. I have also read of a treatment for alcoholics where they are prescibed daily doses of naltrexone for this reason. To prevent them feeling any "beneficial effects"of alcohol. I hope this helps to answer your question.
Avatar n tn I brought him to the rehab so he could take his pill the smorning and he tried to fake out the nurse and not take it then he proceeded to get home and try and throw it up and got caught again, he says he wants the help but its so hard to stay away from it what if any thing can I do I know nothing about either drug herion or Neltrexone. All I know is I want my son back.
Avatar f tn ') However, naloxone's cousin (or is it brother) NalTREXone, actually DOES have oral bioavailability. In other words, take some naltrexone, and that will kick those opiates off of their receptors and cause withdrawal!
Avatar n tn Naltrexone and Naloxone. Both are generic names, the names of the chemical substance with some effects on human body and brain. In this paper I only will concentrate on one of both drugs, namely Naltrexone. The drug is 41 years old, has appeared in the published clinical literature for over thirty years, and more than 1700 references to it are to be found in the Medline database. It is sold under the trade names Nabilon, Nalorex, Nemexine, Narcan.
Avatar m tn The Naloxone is only active if taken by an IV route. If taken sublingually as directed, the Naloxone doesn't factor into the equation at all.
Avatar n tn Wikipedia Are you confusing it with Naloxone? Not the same thing at all! Naltrexone is not an opiate agonist and is legally prescribed for addictions, approved by FDA.
Avatar m tn You could have googled Vivitrol and found out all about it. It contains Naloxone, just like Suboxone, and blocks your opiate receptors Naltrexone, marketed as Vivitrol, is an opioid receptor antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. To be effective, Vivitrol must be used with recovery programs, such as counseling. Stop looking for another magic pill to cure your ills. That's what got you where you are today.
Avatar f tn need to shorten the hospital stay, etc (Kleber). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Barriers for Wider Use of Naltrexone Naltrexone has very few and minor side effects. It is the treatment of choice in highly motivated patients, especially physicians, nurses, pharmacists and attorneys (O'Brien). However, clinical experience using naltrexone for treating opiate addiction has been replete with data on the poor medication compliance.
Avatar f tn Some studies have shown that opiate antagonists such as naloxone (Narcan), naltrexone (Revia), and nalmefene (Revex)–which are used to block the effects of opiate drugs–can also reduce severe itching. Phenobarbital (Luminal), ondansetron (Zofran), and ursodiol (Actigall) may also be used, and several other medications are under study.
Avatar m tn I just found out that naltrexone is the long term version of naloxone (which I am already on) still maybe somehow it's helping my poor liver.
Avatar f tn Suboxone contains four parts buprenorphine and one part naloxone. And naloxone works by blocking opioid receptors ...just like naltrexone. And it is a well known fact that the use of naltrexone is contraindicated with interferon because it COUNTERS some of the effects of interferon. For example....Naloxone suppresses the rising phase of fever induced by interferon-alpha. And fever during treatment is a good thing. I would do some more research if I was you.
Avatar f tn I have to make a rare correction, Eagle-- Suboxone has naloxone, the IV form of naltrexone. I'm sure you have the principals down though-- naloxone is completely irrelevant to the action of Suboxone, and is there for show more than anything-- it does nothing to contribute to the actions of the drug, but is used to deter people from injecting Suboxone, since then the naloxone would be active. Eagle is correct, Cathy-- buprenorphine, Suboxone, and Subutex are all essentially identical.
Avatar f tn OK, I'll try to explain this if I can. We're talking about 3 drugs. Their generic names are naltrexone, naloxone, and buprenorphine (hence called bupe cause I don't wanna spell it out all the time). Now, naltrexone and naloxone are basically the same acting drug. They both can be either used to "reverse" an opiate overdose, or stop an addict from getting an benefit from taking an opiate.
Avatar n tn Suboxone is a medication that contains buprenorphine and Naloxone. The naloxone is added to the buprenorphine to lessen the odds that a user will abuse the medication. Because Naloxone can sometimes cause symptoms of opiate withdrawal, pregnant women wanting to take buprenorphine are normally advised to take Subutex instead. Subutex is exactly the same as Suboxone, but it contains no Naloxone, only buprenorphine.
Avatar n tn Yes they are both opioid antagonists, however, they have a different type of action. Naloxone is fast acting-was mainly designed for countering opioid drug overdose. Naltrexone - longer and slower acting- was designed for treating addictions.
1226735 tn?1379106893 I ended up on a prescription medication known as Revia (Naltrexone 50mgs) Its similair to Naloxone as its an opiate Antagonist. It fills, and completely blocks your receptors from all opiates when taken as advised. Its non narcotic, and non addicting. The cravings wont go away, but it makes it useless to act on them. The blocking effect goes into play here, and you are left with wasted pills, lots of guilt, and no high, along with a lot of explaining to do.
Avatar n tn I hope to get on Subutex soon, and work my way to naltrexone, now that it's been almost six months since the mathadone. anyone have experience on Subutex/Suboxone now that its been around a month? If so, please provide detailed insights, please! Thanks.
747988 tn?1396540478 Temgesic contains buprenorphine as active ingredient. It's a selective opioid agonist. Naltrexone is the opposite, it blocks my1 opioid receptors and TLR4 (which helps to normalize immune function). Why do you think it's addictive? It reduces symptoms that show up after IFN therapy... It's as addictive as aspirin if you ask me...