How to stop drinking with Naltrexone/reVia pill
Also known as ReVia, Naltrexone blocks the effects of any kind of opioid medication, regardless the effect is good or bad for the body. Naltrexone is used as part of a method of treatment for people suffering from alcohol or drug dependence.
Revia is highly useful in preventing relapse in people who have stopped using an opioid medicine after being dependent on it. Naltrexone can help in keeping you from feeling crave for using the opioid.
It is also used to treat alcoholism like it is used for drugs. It works by reducing your urge to drink alcohol. It may be so helpful that it makes you not only drink less but also stop it completely. However, it doesn’t decrease the effects of the alcohol you consumed and sober you up.
This is why you cannot take Naltrexone as a cure for alcoholism or drug addiction.
It may be recommended doctor along with other therapies.
Possible Side effects of ReVia (naltrexone)
You may want to get some emergency medical attention if you experience any allergin reactions like breathing difficulties, hives, swelling of throat, tongue, lips, or face.
Using opioid medicine or alcohol while you are taking naltrexone could stimulate opioid withdrawal symptoms. These withdrawal symptoms includes frequent yawning, sweating, fever, irritability, chills, shaking, watery eyes, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, body aches, trouble sleeping, goose bumps, and feeling restless.
You may want to call your doctor if any of these listed things happen to you:
- Severe diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting and problems in the digestive system.
- Mood changes, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things), confusion.
- Depression, thoughts about hurting yourself or suicide
- Problems regarding your liver an conditions like upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, itching, tired feeling, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).