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. Nalcon 50mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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.
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.
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. 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 is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well. Nalcon 50mg Tablet may make you feel tired or dizzy. This may affect your driving ability.
Nalcon 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nalcon 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Nalcon 50mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nalcon 50mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.
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