Naltrexone pills are one of three Naltrexone forms.
Naltrexone is a medication used in the treatment of alcohol and opioid dependence. Also known by tradenames including Adepend, Antaxone, Celupan, Depade, Nalorex, Narcoral, Nemexin, Revia/ReVia, Trexan, and Vivitrol, naltrex
Naltrexone therapy is the most reliable and popular treatment in the prevention of relapse in substance (drug or alcohol) abuse. Administrating Naltrexone pills on daily basis is an evidence-based guarantee for abstinence.
Naltrexone pills have more brand names: ReVia, Antaxon, Naltrexone-Hydrochloride, Depade, Trexan, Nalorex, Adepend…
When are Naltrexone tablets indicated?
Naltrexone pills are indicated in the following cases:
- Allergic reaction to Naltrexone implant or Naltrexone injection components.
- During “the vulnerable period” when the effect of an implant has already ended, and the next blocker has not yet been placed.
- Naltrexone Prophylaxis – in cases where a person is not on “the system” yet and irregularly consumes heroin or other opiates, or in the days of increased risk.
Naltrexone tablets contraindications:
- The active phase of hepatitis with elevated levels of aminotransferases or bilirubin
Oral Naltrexone or Naltrexone pill is available in tablet or capsule form.
It contains a daily dose of 50mg of blocker, which is sufficient to protect all opiate receptors for 24 hours.
Registered names for oral Naltrexone are Revia, Trexane, Depade, Nalorex, Antaxone, Naltrexone hydrochloride.
Firstly, opioid receptor blockade with Naltrexone pill is meaningful only if used responsibly, regularly, and without skipping. It is necessary to take Naltrexone tablets daily. This is easy when one’s mood is stable and there is a high motivation to stay clear of drugs or alcohol.
Secondly, Naltrexone therapy may become a serious problem if you have mood swings, difficulties sleeping, anxiety, depression. Or if you keep in touch with friends who are addicts and drug dealers. If this is the case, you are being forced to choose every day between taking Naltrexone pill or drugs.
Finally, this is often a very difficult decision. Relapse in heroin (opiate) addiction can happen when you forget to take the blocker tablet, or you don’t bring enough Naltrexone pills when traveling, or not being able to buy the pills ontime, etc…
Modern medicine has solved the above-mentioned problems by various forms of Naltrexone with long-term effects.