How long does naltrexone take to work take to work?

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Naltrexone effects on blocking opiate receptors will occur shortly after you have taken the first dose. The effects of naltrexone in helping patients remain abstinent and avoid relapse to alcohol use also occur early after first use. Are there some people who should not take naltrexone? Naltrexone for alcohol dependence should not be used with pregnant women, individuals with severe liver or kidney damage or with patients who cannot achieve abstinence for at least 5 days prior to initiating medications. Is naltrexone addictive? No, naltrexone is not addictive. Will naltrexone effect my ability to feel pleasure? While it does seem to reduce alcohol craving, it does not interfere with the experience of other types of pleasure such as sexual pleasure. What does it feel like on naltrexone? Patients usually report that they are largely unaware of being on naltrexone. Naltrexone usually has no psychological effects and patients don't feel either "high" or "down" What are the side effects ... more
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