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an oral antagonist against the action of opiates

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Naltrexone, an opioid antagonist approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treating alcohol dependence, acts principally on the mu opioid receptor.
Naltrexone is an FDA-approved antagonist drug that prevents opioid-addicted individuals from craving drugs and blocks the euphoric or pleasure feelings brought on by opiate use.
When added to psychosocial interventions, acamprosate and naltrexone were helpful in preventing patients from returning to any alcohol drinking and to heavy drinking, reducing the number of days of drinking, and decreasing the number of drinks per day.
But there are patients who are committed to treating their problems, and data showed that they clearly appear to have success with extended-release Naltrexone, which is administered just once a month," Hartung said.
He said but there are patients who are committed to treating their problems and data showed that they clearly appear to have success with extended-release Naltrexone, which is administered just once a month.
Patients present for removal of naltrexone implants due to infection or irritation at the insertion site, naltrexone intolerance or the requirement for effective opioid analgesia for comorbid conditions.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved four medications for the treatment of alcohol dependence: disulfiram (Antabuse[R]), oral naltrexone, extended-release naltrexone (Vivitrol[R]), and acamprosate (Campral[R]).
Approved in 1994, naltrexone works as a competitive opiate antagonist.
In 2007, the American Journal of Gastroenterology published "Low-Dose Naltrexone Therapy Improves Active Crohn's Disease," a pilot study conducted by Dr.
In previous Minnesota University studies, naltrexone helped compulsive gamblers resist the urge to bet.
The promise of low dose naltrexone therapy; potential benefits in cancer, autoimmune, neurological, and infectious disorders.
To prevent people having to make the daily decision to take a tablet, a slow-release formulation of naltrexone was developed in the USA, which is injected into muscle once a month.
Naltrexone blocks alcohol-induced stimulation of endogenous opioids, dulling the "high" feeling produced by alcohol.
An extended-release version of the anti-addiction medicine naltrexone reduces drinking in alcohol-dependent patients within two days of being injected, according to a new study.