Who is naltrexone for?
You don’t need to have a medical condition or an addiction to want to change your relationship with alcohol. Naltrexone can help you moderate or quit drinking. While naltrexone does not work for everyone, it is shown to be effective in reducing drinking for most people.
The effectiveness of naltrexone can decrease when it is not taken as prescribed. Confidant providers and coaches can help you develop a plan to stick to your plan with naltrexone.
Naltrexone can be taken in combination with some of the other medications for alcohol use disorder but cannot be taken in combination with the other medications for opioid use disorder (methadone and buprenorphine) or with prescription pain medications or illicit opioids. Taking naltrexone with opioids can cause sudden and severe withdrawal symptoms.
Naltrexone is not recommended for use in pregnancy. Naltrexone should not be used if you have a serious liver condition as the drug is metabolized in the liver.
To make sure naltrexone is right for you, you should disclose all important medical information to your Confidant provider. Initial prescription, as well as adjustments to dosage should be monitored for side effects and potential effects on pre-existing conditions.