Information about Naltrexone
How naltrexone works
Naltrexone 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.
Common side effects of naltrexone
Joint pain, Muscle pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Weakness, Anxiety, Restlessness, Fainting, Increased thirst, Decreased libido, Decreased sexual function
Available Medicine for Naltrexone
- ₹766Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹745Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹800Psychocare Health Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹663Rusan Pharma Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹350Synmedic Laboratories1 variant(s)
- ₹553Consern Pharma P Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹680Brainwave Healthcare Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Naltrexone
- 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 Naltrexone 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.
Frequently asked questions for Naltrexone
Q. Can you take Naltrexone forever?
No, Naltrexone must be taken as long as prescribed by your doctor
Q. Can you take Naltrexone with Xanax (alprazolam)?
Caution has to be exercised when Naltrexone 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
Q. Does Naltrexone make you high/ sleepy?
No, Naltrexone does not make you high but, may rarely make you sleepy
Q. Does Naltrexone help with pain/ for weight loss?
Naltrexone has no known effects on pain and is not indicated for weight loss
Q. Does Naltrexone help with opiate cravings?
Yes, Naltrexone helps reduce opiate cravings
Q. Does Naltrexone test positive for opiates?
No, Naltrexone does not test positive for opiates.