What is this medicine?
NALTREXONE (Revia) helps you to liberate yourself from your dependence on opiate drugs or alcohol. It works by blocking the euphoric effect that these substances can bring to you. This medication is usually combined with therapy and a support group.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I take this medicine?
He needs to know if you have any of the following conditions:
if you have used drugs or alcohol within 7 to 10 days
liver disease, including hepatitis
an unusual or allergic reaction to naltrexone, other medicines, dyes, or preservatives
if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
if you are breast-feeding
How should I take this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Do not take this medicine if you have taken opiate drugs in the 7 to 10 days. Take this medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medicine without the advice of your doctor.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken excessive dosage of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency hospital as soon as possible.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you, don’t share it with others.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you forget to take a dose and you are noticing it on the same day, take the missed dose. If you notice your forgetfulness is only the next day, talk to your doctor or health care professional to reschedule the dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the one or more of the following elements:
a drug opiate prescription, or purchased on the black market such as codeine, heroine or methadone
This medicine may also interact with the following:
This list is not exhaustive. Give your health care providers a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
What should I watch for while taking this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional regularly.
Never try to overcome this medicine by taking large amounts of opiate drugs. You may cause an overdose, coma and even death.
Tell all of your doctors and health professionals that you are taking this medicine. Carry a card that states you are taking this medicine, for the case of an emergency. You can also wear a chain or a medical bracelet that states you are taking this medicine.