Naltrexone is a drug that is used to help narcotic dependents stay drug-free and also helps alcoholics to stay away from alcohol. Naltrexone is not used to cure addiction, rather it is a part of an overall program that includes counseling. It works by blocking the feeling of desire towards narcotics or alcohol. It can cause some withdrawal symptoms, especially in people who are physically dependent on narcotics.

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Will I be able to detoxify if I take Naltrexone pills at home?

Query: Hello doctor, If I take Naltrexone pills at home, will I be able to detoxify faster by taking tablet Suboxone 8 mg once daily compared to low-dose tablet Naltrexone? For how long will I have to take these pills?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you take tablet Naltrexone alone without tablet Buprenorphine, then this will result in immediate withdrawal and this can land you in hospital. If you are not on high-dose then compared to low-dose tablet Naltrexone, this will hel...  Read Full »

Is Naltima 50 mg used in the treatment of alcohol addiction?

Query: Hi doctor, My relative is addicted to alcohol. I want to stop him from having it. He is drinking alcohol for the past eight to ten years. I am feared about it as it can cause health issues like stomach ailments, vomiting, and irritating behavior. Now, it has started taking a toll on our married l...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. There is no medication that helps to quit alcohol drinking without patient involvement. If the person is ready to quit it, then medication helps the person for having alcohol deaddiction. Giving Naltima 50 mg (Naltrexone) does not help in ...  Read Full »

Is there any medicine to overcome the effects of alcohol?

Query: Hi doctor, I am contacting you regarding an uncle of mine. He is 40 years old. His health issues are related to alcohol (beer). He drinks quite a few times a week. When he starts drinking, he drinks a few liters before stopping. He also smokes, but only sometimes. He finds heavy breathing after ju...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Alcoholism is now acknowledged as a disease that requires a combined treatment (medications, psychological and social intervention). Medications to increase tolerance of the patient to alcohol as Iomazenil are not very much recommended as they tend to increase the patien...  Read Full »

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