Naltrexone is a medical drug used to treat opioid and alcohol disorders. Comes in the form of injections or tablets. The tablet form is used for 50 mg once a day. The injection form of the drug with prolonged release is administered by 380mg intramuscularly once a month. To reduce risks, patients should refrain from taking opioids (and alcohol) at least 3 days before taking Naltrexone.
Naltrexone blocks the euphoric and sedative effects of drugs such as heroin, morphine and codeine. Simply put Naltrexone blocks the receptors of the giver of the pleasure from opiates and thus reduce him to hunger. After using the drug, the patient ceases to receive any pleasure from drugs or alcohol.
Also, it should be understood that using Naltrexone is very small chance of relapse, "coded" people are unlikely to physically want to drink again or take a dose.
unfortunately, taking the drug alone in the treatment of drug addictions does not help the patient. After taking Naltrexone, a person will decrease only physical craving for use, but will remain psychological. Use Naltrexone is only in a comprehensive treatment program, including psychological support. In this case, with a high degree of probability, the patient will be completely healed.
People taking naltrexone may experience side effects, but they should not stop taking the drug. Instead, they should consult with their healthcare provider to adjust the dose or change the medication. Possible side effects:
Upset stomach or vomiting
sleep Problems / fatigue
joint or muscle Pain
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