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Revia Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- What are the possible side effects of naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- What is the most important information I should know about naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- How should I use naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Revia)?
- What happens if I overdose (Revia)?
- What should I avoid while using naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- What other drugs will affect naltrexone oral (Revia)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my health care provider before using naltrexone oral (Revia)?
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to naltrexone, or if you have:
- an addiction to narcotics;
- a history of alcohol or narcotic drug use within the past 7-10 days; or
- drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
Before taking naltrexone, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
- kidney disease;
- liver disease; or
- a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia (if you are using naltrexone oral injection).
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether naltrexone oral passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use naltrexone oral (Revia)?
Use naltrexone oral exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take the naltrexone oral tablet with a full glass of water.
You may take the naltrexone oral tablet with food to decrease stomach upset.
It is important to take naltrexone oral regularly to get the most benefit.
Your doctor may recommend that naltrexone oral be given to you by a family member or other caregiver. This is to make sure you are using the medicine as it was prescribed as part of your treatment.
Carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet stating that you are using naltrexone, in case of emergency. Any doctor, dentist, or emergency medical care provider who treats you should know that you are using this medication.
Additional forms of counseling and/or monitoring may be recommended during treatment with naltrexone oral.
Store naltrexone oral tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Additional Revia Information
- Revia Drug Interactions Center: naltrexone oral
- Revia Side Effects Center
- Revia Overview including Precautions
- Revia FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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