naltrexone (oral) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my health care provider before using naltrexone oral (ReVia)?
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to naltrexone, or if you have:
Before taking naltrexone, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:
If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take this medication.
FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether naltrexone oral passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use naltrexone oral (ReVia)?
Use naltrexone oral exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use the medication in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Take the naltrexone oral tablet with a full glass of water.
You may take the naltrexone oral tablet with food to decrease stomach upset.
It is important to take naltrexone oral regularly to get the most benefit.
Your doctor may recommend that naltrexone oral be given to you by a family member or other caregiver. This is to make sure you are using the medicine as it was prescribed as part of your treatment.
Carry an ID card or wear a medical alert bracelet stating that you are using naltrexone, in case of emergency. Any doctor, dentist, or emergency medical care provider who treats you should know that you are using this medication.
Additional forms of counseling and/or monitoring may be recommended during treatment with naltrexone oral.
Store naltrexone oral tablets at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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