My prescription has just run out and i've decided to discontinue treatment. I wonder if any one has any advice about how i can expect to feel? I've been taking it for a couple of years to aid abstaining from alcohol
Discontinuing Naltrexone, any advice?
Question posted by Delila on 30 May 2014
Last updated on 24 December 2018
I've been taking revia/naltrexone for about 4 months now. For me, it's akin to a miracle drug. But, I've run out before as well, and notice within 48hrs I'm craving like mad. Even smelling alcohol on someone's breath makes me want to go and drink a bottle when I miss doses for too long. I agree with the other person who replied to you - I think a tapering off is the safest bet if you can do that... wish you the very best in your recovery Delila!! -steve
Hi Delila This is a very hard one you can't do it cold turkey today is friday call the prescriber and get a refill with a tappering dose you have been on this a few years and you don't need to fall back on it or alcohol..I congraduate you on what you have done But please please don't just stop this medication without medical advice it is very importaint to go very slow. Call your doctor i wish i could remember i found a site just for this people coming off of this i think i google the drug and it had a site with very supportive members that really knew about coming off that plus your doctor would be great for this... Again please to much risk trying to do this on your own.dear all the luck in the world you can do it but get help just like you were smart enough with the alcohol..don't rush it is a long tapering dose..God bless Chuck medically retired pharmacy technician.Cpth.
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