Revia is a medicinal drug used to treat a certain type of drug addiction. It prevents people who have been addicted to certain drugs from consuming them again. It has an active component Naltrexone Hydrochloride. It belongs to a class drug known as opiate antagonists. TEVA Canada Limited, one of the growing pharmaceutical companies manufactured this drug and made available in a conventional tablet form. The available dosage is 50 mg for oral consumption.
Manufacturer: TEVA Canada Limited
Active Ingredient: Naltrexone Hydrochloride is a noroxymorphone derivative that has a competitive opioid antagonistic activity. This medication works by binding to various opioid receptors in the central nervous system, like the mu-, kappa- and gamma-opioid receptors. Opioid effects of analgesia, euphoria, sedation, respiratory depression, miosis, bradycardia, and physical dependence are inhibited. It is longer-acting and more potent compared to naloxone.
Indications: This drug is indicated to prevent people who have been addicted to certain drugs like opiates from consuming them again. Revia is indicated as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse such as compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes. It must not be used in people currently consuming opiates, like methadone.
This medicine belongs to a group of medicines called opiate antagonists. It attacks in the brain to prevent opiate effects like feelings of well-being, pain relief. It decreases the desire to take opiates. It is also used to treat alcohol abuse.
Action Mechanism: Naltrexone Hydrochloride composed medicine works by binding to opiate receptors to block the effects of opiates drugs and own opiates of the body. It is believed that Revia prevents a person from returning to using these substances. It is used together with other forms of treatment like psychological counseling and social support.
Dosages: This effective medicine is available for oral administration in a dosage as mentioned below:
- 50 mg: It is to be consumed once a day with or without food, exactly as mentioned in the prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medicine is not indicated in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby. It may harm the unborn baby or nursing infant.