Naltrexone belongs to a class of medications known as opioids. This therapeutic agent is capable of blocking opiate receptors in human body.
The Naltrexone agent is a member of a pharmacological group of pure opioid antagonists. According to the nosological classification, Naltrexone contributes to blocking opiate receptors. This medication is an important part of both alcohol and drug dependence therapy.
Naltrexone indications include alcohol abuse or drug addiction cases. Also, the medication is used as a preventive measure in order to reduce the risk of relapse.
It is crucial to remember that Naltrexone administration is just a part of a complex therapeutic scheme.
After the active substance of Naltrexone enters the body, it downregulates sensitivity of opioid receptors. Subsequently, individual does not experience any expected euphoria after taking the drug, alcohol or any other substance. Blockage of the opioid receptors suppresses the well-known to addict indulgent pleasure feeling resulted from drug or alcohol abuse.
Eventually the addict will start to notice the lack of joy after drug or alcohol use. And this sense of disappointment will lead to a decrease in both psychological and physical dependence on these substances.
Subcutaneous Naltrexone administration (also known as Naltrexone subcutaneous implanting) represents a specific therapeutic method when the active substance of Naltrexone is “implanted” under the skin of the patient. This particular therapeutic approach is quite effective in case of a prolonged Naltrexone therapeutic scheme. It is also very suitable for patients who decide to undergo this phase of therapy outside the clinic.
As a result, an alcohol or drug abuse for this individual will always result in a joyless state without any traces of greatly desired “high” sensation. Thus, the use of alcohol or drugs becomes meaningless, and cravings gradually start to fade.
It is highly important to keep in mind that the administration of Naltrexone agent must follow a complete alcohol or drug withdrawal for at least 7 days in a row. Furthermore, this medication should be added to the therapeutic scheme only after obtaining a negative alcohol or drug test result.
The duration action of anti-craving agents ranges from one to 18 months. Therapy costs also may vary from 250 to 1800 euros. Price of each particular anti-craving medication depends on the manufacturing cost and pharmacokinetic parameters of the drug.
Specialists of the Renaissance-Inter Clinic will help you choose the most suitable anti-craving medication for you, taking into account all your peculiarities and wishes.
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