Are there any documented cases of blackouts or related behaviors drinking excessive amounts of alcohol to overcome the effects of Naltrexone?
Hi, when you say "to overcome the effects of Naltrexone", do you mean that it prevents you from feeling the usual 'drunken//spaced out/detached from reality' symptoms from drinking alcohol? I have drank whilst taking Naltrexone (in the past, naively thinking it would be quite safe) and this is what i experienced. When drinking the same amount as i would 'usually' consume, the effects of the alcohol were much reduced. Luckily, i didn't experience any other adverse effects, however, i was warned about the dangers of serious liver damage if that should have become a regular occurrence (it did not). Click on the link below to read the possible 'side effect' symptoms of mixing alcohol with Naltrexone: https://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=1684-0,1034-14582
Not wanting to preach(!) but i would advise (you or your friend or family member) seeing your doctor/psychiatrist/drug&alcohol worker, to talk things through...
Naltrexone blocks the chemicals in the brain that cause the pleasure people get from drinking. Naltrexone doesn't block the physical effects of alcohol on the body. You can still drink too much and get drunk while taking Naltrexone. You can even drink so much that you blackout. It happened to me.
- Naltrexone Information for Consumers
- Naltrexone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Naltrexone (detailed)
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