Online prescription naltrexone for alcohol addiction
Treatment for alcohol use with naltrexone. Naltrexone is proven to help reduce alcohol cravings and is FDA-approved to help people drink less or quit alcohol.
Naltrexone for recovery from alcohol
Changing your relationship with alcohol can be difficult. Naltrexone makes it easier by relieving alcohol cravings and blocking the euphoric effects of alcohol. Whatever your goal—quitting alcohol or drinking less—incorporating naltrexone into your treatment program can help you stay on track.
Reduce cravings and decrease heavy drinking days
What is naltrexone?
When used for alcohol addiction, naltrexone is sold in the form of a daily pill under the brand names ReVia and Depade. Naltrexone belongs is a group of medications called opioid antagonists, which means it blocks the opioid receptors in the brain. This means you cannot take naltrexone and opioids at the same time.
What is naltrexone used for?
Naltrexone works to aid in reducing drinking or in recovery from alcohol use disorder, as it has been shown to reduce the amount and frequency of drinking. It affects the pleasure centers of the brain that addiction (including alcohol use disorder) is believed to activate. It is also approved by the FDA to treat opioid use disorder, as it bonds to and blocks opioid receptors in the brain.
How does telehealth naltrexone treatment work?
Through Workit Health’s online program, you can speak with a clinician via a telehealth video visit about your medical history and your recovery goals. If appropriate, naltrexone will be e-prescribed to your local pharmacy. You can connect with groups for motivation and accountability in recovery, and work through therapeutic courses hand-picked for you.
Where can I get naltrexone treatment?
What are the risks and concerns about naltrexone?
Naltrexone is used to help people who have stopped drinking alcohol and using street drugs continue to avoid drinking or using drugs. Naltrexone should not be used by people who are still using street drugs or drinking large amounts of alcohol. Do not take any opioid medications or use opioid street drugs during your treatment with naltrexone. Naltrexone blocks the effects of opioid medications and opioid street drugs and can lead to precipitate withdrawal. Naltrexone may cause liver damage when taken in large doses. It is not likely that naltrexone will cause liver damage when taken in recommended doses. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, mood changes, difficulty falling or staying asleep, drowsiness, and muscle or joint pain. For more information about naltrexone, see the naltrexone listing on medlineplus.gov, the full Prescribing Information, and Medication Guide, or talk to your healthcare provider. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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