Revia (Naltrexone)

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Revia (Naltrexone) Medication Information

Uses

Revia is used to treat alcohol dependence by blocking the effects of opioids. 

Dosage

The tablets are available in 50 mg strength. 

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Revia include:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Somnolence
  • Vomiting 

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Naltrexone.

Precautions

If opioids need to be given to patients to treat pain, those on Revia might require higher dose than normal because of the opioid blockage. 

Interactions

Studies to determine drug interactions with Revia and other drugs have not been completed by the drug manufacturer. 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Naltrexone. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (68-77ºF). Revia should be dispensed in a tight container. 

Pharmacist Tips

  • Revia is a opioid antagonist, and it will not lead to dependence or addiction. 
  • In order to limit the withdrawal symptoms, patients should be opioid free before starting Naltrexone. 
  • A dose of Revia 50 mg once a day is recommended for most patients. 

Naltrexone FAQs

Does Revia work immediately?

Revia will start to work within a few hours of taking it. 

 

How does Revia make you feel?

The most common side effects seen with Naltrexone include nausea, headache, nervousness, fatigue, insomnia, and vomiting.

 

Will you get sick if you drink with Revia?

No, Naltrexone will not make you sick if you drink while taking it 

 

What is the best time to take Revia?

It is recommended that Revia be taken during the morning to help aid in alcohol abstinence.

 

Does Revia make you gain weight? 

Weight gain is not a common side effect seen with Naltrexone. 

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Revia {package insert}. Pomona, NY: Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2013.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/018932s017lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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