Naltima 50 Tablet

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Introduction

Naltima 50 Tablet is used in the treatment of opioid dependence and alcohol addiction. It works by blocking the euphoric feelings (highs) that Some people may experience after taking opiates and alcohol. This reduces the craving and helps you stay away from them.

Naltima 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it regularly at a fixed time each day to get the maximum benefit of the medicine. Continue taking the medicine for as long as the doctor has prescribed it. DO not stop taking the medicine until you have finished the full course. 

Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, headache, nervousness, anxiety, sleep disorders, restlessness, abdominal pain, joint pain, muscle pain, and weakness. Do not drive or operate machinery after taking the medicine as you may feel dizzy or tired.

Benefits of Naltima Tablet

In Opioid dependence

Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. With prolonged use, the body may become dependent on them and cause withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Naltima 50 Tablet helps prevent these cravings that lead to opioid dependence and also helps the person to refrain from taking them repeatedly.

In Alcohol addiction

Naltima 50 Tablet is a medicine used, along with social support and counseling, to help people recover from alcohol addiction and to avoid having the urge to drink alcohol again. Naltima 50 Tablet starts working from the very first dose and is a very safe and effective way of treating alcohol addiction.

Side effects of Naltima Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Naltima

  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disorder

How to use Naltima 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. Naltima 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Naltima Tablet works

Naltima 50 Tablet is an opioid antagonist. It works by blocking the euphoric feelings (highs) that you may experience after taking opiates and alcohol. This reduces craving and helps you remain off of them.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Naltima 50 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Naltima 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Naltima 50 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Naltima 50 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Naltima 50 Tablet may make you feel tired or dizzy. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
CAUTION
Naltima 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Naltima 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Naltima 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Naltima 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests is advisable while you are taking this medicine.

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Quick tips

  • Take it at the same time every day to help you remember to take it.
  • Do not consume opioid derivatives while on this treatment.
  • Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Naltima 50 Tablet affects you.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenanthrenes derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
NEURO CNS
Action Class
Opioid Antagonist

Patient concerns

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I want to withdraw alcohol dependence
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatry
Addiction problems require understanding of patterns of abuse, withdrawal symptoms , underlying psychopathology followed by detoxification and rehabilitation plan. For further understanding of the issue, you may go through the following link- https://www.parashospitals.com/blogs/coping-with-alcohol-and-drug-addiction/
My doctor gives naltima but at night time i use alprex .25 is it wrong or right for health
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurology
wrong in long run
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FAQs

Q. Can you take Naltima 50 Tablet forever?

No, Naltima 50 Tablet must be taken as long as prescribed by your doctor

Q. Does Naltima 50 Tablet make you high/ sleepy?

No, Naltima 50 Tablet does not make you high but, may rarely make you sleepy

Q. Does Naltima 50 Tablet help with opiate cravings?

Yes, Naltima 50 Tablet helps reduce opiate cravings

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: April, 2024

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