Revia is an opiate antagonist. It can be prescribed to prevent drug or alcohol abuse. Its active ingredient is Naltrexone. The medicine works preventing opiate effects in the brain. It allows to decrease desire to take drugs.
It is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor. The recommended dose is 50 mg one time per day. You can take it with or without food. The dose can be increased up to 100-150 mg.
Before starting your treatment with Revia tell your doctor if you have any allergy, liver or kidney problems or if you have taken opioid drugs during last 7-10 days or currently taking.
Pregnant women can't use the medicine.
People with such conditions as allergy to Revia, liver failure and acute hepatitis can't use the medicine.
Possible side effects
Side effects can be the following: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing, nausea, headache, anxiety, tiredness, and trouble sleeping, abdominal cramps, muscle aches, bone or joint pain, restlessness and runny nose. If you experience any of the side effects listed above contact your doctor.
Inform your doctor about all medicines you may use, especially about medications for diarrhoea, cough and thioridazine.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time of the next intake just skip it and go back to your schedule.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine seek emergency medical help immediately.
Store the medicine at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
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