Ive been perscribed naltrexone for my opiate addiction and I was told by my Dr to put the tablet under my tongue and let it disolve. Ive been swallowing them the past two days. Does the naltrexone still take affect if swallowed?
You shouldn't swallow the naltrexone tablets - they will not work as well.
It is more effective if they are held under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. The naltrexone is directly absorbed by the oral mucosa into the blood stream - the stomach and gastrointestinal tract are avoided.
- Naltrexone Information for Consumers
- Naltrexone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Naltrexone (detailed)
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