Generic Revia is used for treating alcoholism and narcotic (opioid) addiction in adults as part of a complete treatment program.
Naltrexone is used to prevent people who have been addicted to certain drugs (opiates) from taking them again. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes). Naltrexone must not be used in people currently taking opiates, including methadone. Doing so can cause sudden withdrawal symptoms. Naltrexone belongs to a class of drugs known as opiate antagonists. It works in the brain to prevent opiate effects (feelings of well-being, pain relief). It also decreases the desire to take opiates. Revia is also used to treat alcohol abuse. It can help people drink less alcohol or stop drinking altogether. It also decreases the desire to drink alcohol when used with a treatment program that includes counseling, support, and lifestyle changes.
Take Revia by mouth with or without food, usually 50 milligrams once daily or as directed by your doctor. Revia may be given as part of a program where a health care professional will watch you take the medication. In this case, your doctor may order a higher dose (100-150 milligrams) to be taken every 2-3 days to make it easier to schedule clinic visits. Naltrexone may be taken with food or antacids if stomach upset occurs. A urine test should be done to check for recent opiate drug use. Your doctor may give you another medication (naloxone challenge test) to check for opiate use. Do not use any opiates for at least 7 days before starting Naltrexone or generic Revia. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may start you at a lower dose and monitor you for any side effects or withdrawal symptoms before increasing your dose. Take this Revia as directed. Do not increase your dose, take it more often, or stop taking it without your doctor's approval. Use Naltrexone regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. Tell your doctor if you start using drugs or alcohol again.
If you miss a dose and remember on the same day, take the missed dose. If you do not remember until the next day, ask your doctor or health care professional about rescheduling your doses. Do not take double or extra doses.
Do not take Naltrexone with any of the following medications:
Revia may also interact with the following medications:
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional regularly.
Never try to overcome this medicine by taking large amounts of opioid drugs. You may cause an overdose, coma and death.
Tell all of your doctors and health care providers that you are taking this medicine. For emergencies, carry a medication card. Or, wear a medical identification bracelet or chain to say that you take this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.© Copyright 2012 Buy Naltrexone All rights reserved.