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Will drinking alcohol make me sick, while taking naltrexone?

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LaurieShay 22 May 2011

Hey sandman,

No, it will not cause you to become sick immediately as in nauseated or vomit, but there is the following warning:

naltrexone ↔ ethanol

Applies to: naltrexone, Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)

GENERALLY AVOID: Coadministration of naltrexone with other agents known to induce hepatotoxicity may potentiate the risk of liver injury. Naltrexone, especially in larger than recommended doses (more than 50 mg/day), has been associated with hepatocellular injury, hepatitis, and elevations in liver transaminases and bilirubin.

ASimon27 26 Jun 2017

YES!! I became violently ill after a heavy night of drinking on Naltrexone. Dizzy, massive headache, sweats, extreme nausea and projectile vomiting. Worst sickness I can remember. However, I can't seem to find anything on the web that says it will make you sick.

Shinysox 10 Sep 2017

I am on a combination of 50 mg of Naltrexone and 666 mgs of Campral daily. I drank tonight for the first time after being abstinent for over 2 1/2 months. I decided to indulge and "gather more research" as they say. My findings: drinking is just not as pleasurable as it was before. I had 2 generous glasses of white wine and found that I did not like the taste of it and it made me mildly queasy. I used to be a hardcore binge drinker who thought nothing of consuming 2 large bottles of wine and following it up with a 6 pack. This just is not fun and I feel little incentive to do it again. Leave it to Big Pharma to recalibrate my brain.

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