Revia

Derivative of noroxymorphone that is the N-cyclopropylmethyl congener of naloxone. It is a narcotic antagonist that is effective orally, longer lasting and more potent than naloxone, and has been proposed for the treatment of heroin addiction. The FDA has approved naltrexone for the treatment of alcohol dependence. .
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Medicinal name:
  • Naltrexone hydrochloride 50 MG Oral Tablet [ReVia]

Revia - Pharmacology:

Revia binds to the opioid mu receptor antagonistically, thereby preventing conventional opiate (heroin, morphine) drugs from binding and inducing opioid neural responses. The mechanism of action of naltrexone in alcoholism is not understood; however, involvement of the endogenous opioid system is suggested by preclinical data. Revia competitively binds to such receptors and may block the effects of endogenous opioids.

Revia for patients

It is recommended that the prescribing physician relate the following information to patients being treated with REVIA:

You have been prescribed REVIA as part of the comprehensive treatment for your alcoholism or drug dependence. You should carry identification to alert medical personnel to the fact that you are taking REVIA. A REVIA medication card may be obtained from your physician and can be used for this purpose. Carrying the identification card should help to ensure that you can obtain adequate treatment in an emergency. If you require medical treatment, be sure to tell the treating physician that you are receiving REVIA therapy.

You should take REVIA as directed by your physician. If you attempt to self-administer heroin or any other opiate drug, in small doses while on REVIA, you will not perceive any effect. Most important, however, if you attempt to self-administer large doses of heroin or any other opioid while on REVIA, you may die or sustain serious injury, including coma.

REVIA is well-tolerated in the recommended doses, but may cause liver injury when taken in excess or in people who develop liver disease from other causes. If you develop abdominal pain lasting more than a few days, white bowel movements, dark urine, or yellowing of your eyes, you should stop taking REVIA immediately and see your doctor as soon as possible.

Revia Interactions

Studies to evaluate possible interactions between REVIA and drugs other than opiates have not been performed. Consequently, caution is advised if the concomitant administration of REVIA and other drugs is required.

The safety and efficacy of concomitant use of REVIA and disulfiram is unknown, and the concomitant use of two potentially hepatotoxic medications is not ordinarily recommended unless the probable benefits outweigh the known risks.

Lethargy and somnolence have been reported following doses of REVIA and thioridazine.

Patients taking REVIA may not benefit from opioid containing medicines, such as cough and cold preparations, antidiarrheal preparations, and opioid analgesics. In an emergency situation when opioid analgesia must be administered to a patient receiving REVIA, the amount of opioid required may be greater than usual, and the resulting respiratory depression may be deeper and more prolonged.

Revia Contraindications

REVIA is contraindicated in:

  1. Patients receiving opioid analgesics.
  2. Patients currently dependent on opioids.
  3. Patients in acute opioid withdrawal.
  4. Any individual who has failed the naloxone challenge test or who has a positive urine screen for opioids.
  5. Any individual with a history of sensitivity to REVIA or any other components of this product. It is not known if there is any cross-sensitivity with naloxone or the phenanthrene containing opioids.
  6. Any individual with acute hepatitis or liver failure.

Manufacturers name:

  • Teva Womens Health, Inc

Generic name, Overdose, Half Life Revia, Food Interactions, Chemical, etc..

Revia see also FDA report Saw Palmetto

Brand Names containing Naltrexone
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