Oral Naltrexone can be called Revia, Depade, Trexan, Antaxon, Nalorex, Naltrexone-chidrochloride, in 50mg capsuls or tablet, which must be taken on daily basis.
That is the main problem with oral naltrexone. The regular admission by a patient must be supervised, by a responsible person who would be giving a daily blocker dosage at the same hour.
After the Naltrexone pill was given to the patient, it is necessary to check their mouth, a patient must open the mouth widely, lift the tong and show to their controller that the pill isn’t there, but swallowed.
Next half an hour, a patient must be supervised by their controller who will forbid the patient to go to the toilet and throw up the pill, by emptying his stomach. It is a serious hassle.
That is the reason why most of the patients and their relatives prefer a reliable protection in the form of Naltrexone implants or intramuscular injection.
Then the oral Naltrexone becomes a helping hand in the following situations:
- A patient underwent a detox, he’s drug free, but for some reason, isn’t able to obtain Naltrexone implant or injection. During that period of time, between the detox and the appointment, they should take Naltrexone pills.
- The implant is closing to the end its lifespan, and a patient didn’t get to the appointment for the next implant. The days in the meanwhile mustn’t be unprotected, and a patient must be secured by a correct oral Naltrexone therapy.
- Another situation could be when a patient has an implant, but starts thinking and recalling, having dreams of drugs, if a brief or longer period of cravings occurs, an urge to use heroin. In such case as addition to Naltrexone implant, oral Natrexone should be used as well. As many days as needed.
- There are situations when a patient is having doubts. For example, a patient from Holland was touching and checking the condition of the implant under the skin. At some point, it seemed to him that it was difficult to find the implant. It might be already gone? It might be already dissolved completely? It might have stopped working? He started to have such weird thoughts. He was recommended to calm down and get rid of his doubts by adding oral Naltrexone to the implant. In the period of a couple of days, he was taking Antaxone tablets started sleeping normally again. The thoughts disappeared completely.