Naltrexone HCl L. Molteni

Naltrexone HCl L. Molteni

naltrexone

Manufacturer:

L. Molteni

Distributor:

CNW
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Naltrexone HCl
Indications/Uses
Listed in Dosage.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Treatment of opioid dependence Initially 25 mg. May increase up to 50 mg daily. Max: 350 mg wkly. Treatment of alcohol dependence Recommended dose: 50 mg daily.
Administration
May be taken with or without food.
Contraindications
Patients w/ acute hepatitis, liver failure or unbalanced hepatic cirrhosis. Opioid-dependent & opioid-positive patients. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Special Precautions
Perform liver function test before & during therapy. Renal or hepatic impairment. Monitor patients for resp depression & non-receptor mediated actions. Elderly.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, headache, dizziness, irritability, asthenia, vomiting, anxiety, somnolence, difficulty sleeping, abdominal pain/cramps, low energy, joint & muscle pain, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, constipation, increased thirst & energy, feeling down, skin rash, delayed ejaculation, decreased potency, chills, sneezing, chest pain, increased sweating & lacrimation. Depression & suicidal ideation.
Drug Interactions
Opioid-containing cough & cold prep, antidiarrhoeals, opioid analgesics.
ATC Classification
N07BB04 - naltrexone ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in the management of alcohol dependence.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Naltrexone HCl L. Molteni FC tab 50 mg
Packing/Price
14's
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