User Reviews for Revia
Revia has an average rating of 9.1 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings on Drugs.com. 100% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 0% reported a negative effect.
|Alcohol Dependence||5 reviews||7 medications|
|Opiate Dependence||3 reviews||10 medications|
|Summary of Revia reviews||9.1||8 reviews|
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For Alcohol Dependence: “I spent nearly a decade of my life in and out of rehabs and programs, losing jobs, ending up in hospitals, basically not being able to take care of myself and taking anyone who cared about me down with me. I was usually sober but when I relapsed I would do so much damage in such a short amount of time it really didn't matter. I was recommended Naltexone. I've been sober for almost 2 years now. Allows your mind to think rationally as far as alcohol and drugs are concerned. ”
For Alcohol Dependence: “I do not obsess over alcohol like I used to. On occasion when I have wanted a glass of wine, I take it approximately an hour prior and can actually drink like a normal person (1-2 glasses vs. 1-2 bottles). This medication is a God send.”
For Alcohol Dependence: “I have never slept so well or had any withdrawal problems on this medication. This medication is a God-send. I wish I would have taken my therapist's advice and taken it sooner. Being from a family of alcoholics and eventually becoming one myself I was left with no other option but this one. It was my last hope. I can say that this medication works, and works well. You think clearer and your sleep patterns return to normal. Sleeping was a problem for me before. I would recommend anyone with a dependency problem to discuss this medication with their doctor or therapist.”
For Alcohol Dependence: “totally took the craving for alcohol away. kept sober for two years - started playing with it after that and stopped taking it - only to start drinking again. good to take when you are getting some support as well.”
For Opiate Dependence: “This medication has helped me exponentially, I was addicted to opiates for the past 8 years. I was in and out of hospitals with no positive outcome in sight, this is the first time I have been able to maintain any kind of sobriety. Along with other support the cravings have never been so minimal. All I can say is that I'm truly happy that I was prescribed this medication.”
For Opiate Dependence: “Battled a 6 year prescription opiate addiction, with a good 5 years in and out of withdrawals trying to get clean, never working and landing myself in hospital twice, once for a week and lucky to be alive. Tried a suboxone program but wanted to be properly free from the opiate bindings and feel again. Since being on Naltrexone I have not thought, cared, desired any opiate. Totally free from my mind and able to get on with my life, feeling, and feeling great. As an added bonus my in and out battle with alcohol has gone the exact same way, also dropping other destructive impulsive behaviour. Just dont care about it. First week I had brutal lethargy but after dealing with years of withdrawals it was cake, no side effects since then.Life saver”
For Opiate Dependence: “I have been on revia for a few months now and it's the best thing I could do for myself . I have no cravings but the main side effect for me is I'm never hungry. I've lost about 10 lbs in 2 months, I have absolutely no desire to eat. Another side effect is my sex drive when down and I don't feel things sexually now which is frustrating. But totally worth it to be staying sober.”
Frequently asked questions
- What happens if you drink alcohol while taking naltrexone?
- Can you drink alcohol on Vivitrol or will you get sick?
- Does naltrexone cause weight gain?
- Should I take naltrexone in the morning or at night?
For Alcohol Dependence: “it works very well, it's a good friend. I have 55 attempted suicides, 3 times in one month & came very close to death , sober for 45 days so far good results”
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