Ive not long started my script of naltraxone and have had a positive reaction to the drug but was wondering if when the time comes to stop the meds would there be any withdrawl from it.There is not alot known about this drug where im from apart from the fact that it targets opiate based drugs and helps with alcohol addiction too! Is there any risk to my health after long term use !
Hi Anonymous. Once you are either alcohol free, and opiate free, stopping the naltraxone, has minimal side effects. Theres, headaches nausea, these types of side effects. If the way I understand it, if you are using either an opiate, or alcohol, and taking naltraxone, you might be in for some serious side effects. I'm not a doctor so you might ask your doctor or pharmacist to confirm, or get thier opinion. Best of wishes along with good health to you,pledge
There should b no wd from naltrexone at all. Once you stop taking it u can take opiates pretty quickly... like the next day. It is an opiate antagonist which will block the effects of all common opiates. It is not as strong as naloxone (Narcan). Narcan or naloxone is a powerful and comets opiate blocker. It blocks l aspects of the effects of opiates whereas naltrexone only blocks the euphoric effect of the opiates. It is an excellent drug to keep one from using opiates while in the bodily system. It acts kind of like Antabuse with alcohol consumption. But no, to answer your question you do not have to worry about any wd after stopping naltrexone.
Good luck and be well... pup
- Naltrexone Information for Consumers
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