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Naltrexone - Should you take this if you get gout?

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suzanne66 12 Jun 2017

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.
Naltrexone is used to prevent people who have been addicted to certain drugs (opiates) from taking them again. It is also used to treat alcohol abuse.

Gout is a type of arthritis. It occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes inflammation in the joints.
Acute gout is a painful condition that often affects only one joint.
Chronic gout is repeated episodes of pain and inflammation. More than one joint may be affected.

As long as you have not taken any type of opioid drug (such as morphine, methadone, buprenorphine) in the lasts 2 weeks you should be fine to take the Naltrexone.

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