Medicine Overview of Nalcon Tablet
Uses of Nalcon Tablet
Nalcon 50mg Tablet is used in the treatment of opioid dependence and alcoholism.
Side effects of Nalcon Tablet
Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Weakness, Anxiety, Joint pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nervousness, Muscle pain, Abdominal pain, Restlessness.
How to use Nalcon Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Nalcon 50mg Tablet at a fixed time.
How Nalcon Tablet works
Naltrexone belongs to a class of medicines called opioid antagonists. Naltrexone decreases the craving for alcohol or opioid by acting on specific opioid receptors in the brain. It reduces the feeling of euphoria previously experienced after taking opioids or large amounts of alcohol..
In Depth Information on Nalcon Tablet
Expert advice for Nalcon Tablet
- Do not consume opioid (opioid free) for a minimum of 7-10 days before starting naltrexone therapy. Your doctor may perform naloxone challenge test (a diagnosis for chronic opiate abuse) before starting the treatment with naltrexone.
- Do not consume opioid derivatives while on naltrexone treatment.
- Naltrexone is not recommended in children.
- Inform your doctor if you are taking or have recently taken any medications for diarrhea, cough, pain, or disulfiram and thioridazine.
- Do not drive or operate machine as you may feel dizzy or tired.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Nalcon 50mg Tablet
Nalcon 50mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Nalcon 50mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Nalcon 50mg Tablet should be used with caution during lactat+more
ion. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
Nalcon 50mg Tablet may make you feel tired or dizzy. This may affect your driving ability....
Nalcon 50mg Tablet may make you feel tired or dizzy. This may affect your driving ability.
Nalcon 50mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.+more
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function....
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Frequently asked questions for Nalcon 50mg Tablet
Frequently asked questions for Naltrexone
No, Nalcon must be taken as long as prescribed by your doctor
Caution has to be exercised when Nalcon is taken with alprazolam and its derivatives
Q. Can you take naltrexone with suboxone (naloxone and buprenorphine)/ Subtex (buprenorphine)?
No, both suboxone and subtext are used in opioid withdrawal. Hence they should not be taken with naltrexone, as an additive effect leading to side effects may occur. Always follow the instructions of the doctor
No, Nalcon does not make you high but, may rarely make you sleepy
Nalcon has no known effects on pain and is not indicated for weight loss
Yes, Nalcon helps reduce opiate cravings
No, Nalcon does not test positive for opiates.