Revia (Naltrexone)Brand Names: Revia, Vivitrol
Related Medications: Bunavail, Campral, Probuphine, Vivitrol, Zubsolv, Naloxone, Morphine / Naltrexone (Embeda), Naloxone / Pentazocine, Buprenorphine / Naloxone (Suboxone)
Revia belongs to a group of drugs called pure opioid antagonists, and it’s prescribed by doctors to help patients who were dependent on any substance addiction to remain free from it. Basically, this medicine works by binding to special opiate receptors in the brain to block the unwanted effects of opiate drugs. Its use should be combined with other effective treatment forms, including social support and psychological counselling.
What forms does Revia come in? Nowadays, consumers can find this medication as standard film-coated, pale yellow and capsule-shaped pills that contain 50 mg of naltrexone in addition to other components.
The right dosage of all patients depends on their specific addiction and other factors, such as their individual response.
There are certain groups of patients who shouldn’t start this treatment, including people who:
Many meds cause certain adverse effects, and Revia is not an exception, so that its intake may result in such unwanted symptoms as:
However, these side effects happen only in rare cases, and they may include such serious symptoms as:
Before patients start taking Revia, they need to tell doctors about allergies or other medical conditions that they have because these health facts may affect their treatment. For example, physicians who prescribe this medicine need to know if their patients have liver or kidney problems, accidental ingestion, take opioid drugs, are nursing or pregnant.
When taking Revia, people shouldn’t drink any alcoholic beverages because of possible liver damage. This medicine also interferes with all opiate-containing meds, so that they shouldn’t be combined. In addition, other drugs that shouldn’t be taken together with Revia include Thioridazine, Disulfiram and a few others to avoid health risks.