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.
What is ReVia?
ReVia blocks the effects of opioid medication, like pain relief or feelings of well-being that can lead to opioid abuse. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. This medicine is used as part of a treatment program for drug or alcohol dependence.
What is ReVia used for?
ReVia is used to prevent relapse in people that might be dependent on opioid medicine and then stopped using them. This medicine can help to keep you from feeling a “need” to use the opioid.
What other condition ReVia can treat?
ReVia is also used to treat alcoholism by lowering urge to drink alcohol. This may help you drink less or stop drinking completely. This medicine will not cause you to “sober up” and will not decrease the effects of alcohol consumed.
How to use ReVia?
Take the ReVia tablet with a full glass of water. ReVia may be taken with food if it upsets your stomach. Use ReVia regularly to get the most benefit.
What happens in case of overdose?
If you have opioid medicine in your system, an overdose of ReVia could stimulate opioid withdrawal symptoms.
What should I avoid while using ReVia?
Do not use narcotic medication, heroin, or other street drugs while taking ReVia. Never try to overcome the effects of this medicine by taking large doses of opioids. Doing so could result in dangerous effects, including coma and death.