Revia is used by adults as alcohol and narcotic (opioid) addiction treatment in addition to the complete treatment program. You may use Revia to treat other conditions as prescribed by you doctor.
Use Revia your doctor directs. The instruction goes with this medicine; check it for exact dosing instructions.
You should use Revia as it was prescribed by your doctor. Please check the dosing instructions before taking this medicine.
- Take Revia orally disregarding the meal.
- Before you begin treatment with Revia, you must be willing to take this medicine to help with alcohol dependence, you must not consume alcohol for 7 to 10 days, you must not have any sever or active liver or kidney problems or any other medical conditions that can make taking Revia dangerous for your health.
- Do not take Revia until the Naltrexone challenge test is negative.
Revia is known as a narcotic antagonist which is believed to block the effects of injectable opioids (e.g., heroin, narcotic pain relievers) as well as decreasing alcohol consumption.
If you miss a dose of Revia, don’t take the missed dose together with the scheduled one. Continue taking Revia according to your regular dosing schedule. You must not take 2 doses at once.
Keep Revia at room temperature (around 77 degrees F). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Strore Revia in safe place, out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Revia Safety information
You should not use Revia if:
- Previously you had an allergic reaction to any ingredient in Revia;
- you have liver disease;
- you have hepatitis;
- you are taking narcotic medications for pain or narcotics ( you are dependent on narcotics, are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from narcotics, have failed the challenge test with Revia);
Remember this if you are treating with Revia:
- Do not do anything that may be potentially dangerous (like driving or operating machinery) until you know how you react to Revia.
- If you need any surgery, dental care, or you need to start nay other medication, your doctor should know that you take Naltrexone.
- Contact your doctor if you think you may have hepatitis (symptoms - dark urine, white stools, yellowing in eyes) or you think you became pregnant.
- Do not breastfeed while using Revia.
- Do not use narcotics while taking Revia , including opioid-containing medicines (e.g., cough and cold products, pain relievers, heroin). Even very low doses of narcotics may cause be life-threatening while using Naltrexone.
- Be sure to visit doctor regularly and to attend all lab tests, including liver function
- We do not advise to use Revia for individuals younger than 18 and older than 75.
Revia Side effects
Revia may cause the following side effects. Address your doctor if they persist or become bothersome:
- Anxiety, nervousness or irritability, sleeplessness;
- feeling down;
- delayed ejaculation;
- dizziness; drowsiness;
- increased or decreased energy;
- joint and muscle pain;
- thirst and appetite loss;
- diarrhea or stomach pain;
Call emergency if any of these severe side effects occur:
- severe allergic reactions
- abdominal or stomach pain;
- dark urine, white bowel movements; yellowing of the skin or eyes;
- depression with or without suicidal thoughts or behavior;
- unusual tiredness or weakness.