What is Naltima® Naltrexone Tablet?
Naltrexone, sold under the brand name Revia among others, is a medication primarily used to manage alcohol or opioid use disorder by reducing cravings and feelings of euphoria associated with substance use disorder. It has also been found to be effective in the treatment of other addictions and may be used for them off-label. An opioid-dependent person should not receive naltrexone before detoxification. It is taken by mouth or by injection into a muscle. Effects begin within 30 minutes. A decreased desire for opioids may take a few weeks to occur.
Side effects may include trouble sleeping, anxiety, nausea, and headaches. In those still on opioids, opioid withdrawal may occur. Use is not recommended in people with liver failure. It is unclear if use is safe during pregnancy. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist and works by blocking the effects of opioids, including both opioid drugs as well as opioids naturally produced in the brain.
Naltrexone was first made in 1965 and was approved for medical use in the United States in 1984. Naltrexone, as naltrexone/bupropion (brand name Contrave), is also used to treat obesity.
Naltrexone will cause withdrawal symptoms in people who are physically dependent on narcotics. Naltrexone treatment is started after you are no longer dependent on narcotics. The length of time this takes may depend on which narcotic you took, the amount you took, and how long you took it. Before you start taking this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor if you think you are still having withdrawal symptoms.
Naltima 50 Tablet is used in the treatment of opioid dependence and alcohol addiction. It works by blocking the euphoric feelings (highs) that Some people may experience after taking opiates and alcohol. This reduces the craving and helps you stay away from them.
Naltima 50 Tablet may be taken with or without food. Take it regularly at a fixed time each day to get the maximum benefit of the medicine. Continue taking the medicine for as long as the doctor has prescribed it. DO not stop taking the medicine until you have finished the full course.
Common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, headache, nervousness, anxiety, sleep disorders, restlessness, abdominal pain, joint pain, muscle pain, and weakness. Do not drive or operate machinery after taking the medicine as you may feel dizzy or tired.
In Opioid dependence. Opioids are prescribed to treat pain. With prolonged use, the body may become dependent on them and cause withdrawal symptoms, which makes it difficult to stop taking them. Naltima 50 Tablet helps prevent these cravings that lead to opioid dependence and also helps the person refrain from taking them repeatedly.
Naltima 50 Tablet is an opioid antagonist. It works by blocking the euphoric feelings (highs) that you may experience after taking opiates and alcohol. This reduces cravings and helps you remain off of them.