Nodict (Naltrexone HCL)
What is Nodict (Naltrexone HCL) used for?
Nodict (Naltrexone) is prescribed to aid narcotic addicts who have stopped taking opioids stay drug-free. The medication operates by blocking the effects of narcotics on the brain and reducing the desire to use them. It may also be useful for treating alcohol addiction. The treatment is typically prescribed along with counseling, checkups, and lifestyle changes to increase the chances of success. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Nodict (Naltrexone HCL)?
Nodict (Naltrexone) is typically prescribed to be taken once a day at a dosage of 50mg, but your particular instructions will depend on your current health, weight, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken with or without food, but a meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Your physician may adjust your dosage until the best effects occur after observing your response to treatment. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets before use to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your physician or counselor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nodict (Naltrexone HCL)?
Side effects that may occur while using Nodict (Naltrexone) include:
More serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are an increased heart rate, visual disturbances, itching skin, ear pain, unusual changes in mood, trouble breathing, discolored stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Inform your physician about any unusual symptoms your experience to make sure the correct changes are made to your regimen to prevent further complications from occurring.
Nodict (Naltrexone) will cause withdrawal symptoms in people who are physically dependent on narcotics. The treatment is started after you are no longer dependent on narcotics. The length of time this takes may depend on which narcotic you took, the amount you took, and how long you took it. Before you start taking this medication, be sure to tell your doctor if you think you are still having withdrawal symptoms.
Do not use this medication if you have severe inflammation of the liver or acute liver failure. It is also important to inform your physician if you are elderly or have decreased liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nodict (Naltrexone). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.