letcture 8 (3) - Naltrexone Recommended dosage After a...

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Naltrexone Recommended dosage After a person has been successfully detoxified from opiates, he or she will receive a test dose of 25 mg of naltrexone, then be observed for one hour for symptoms of opiate withdrawal. If no problems occur after this test dose, another 25 mg test dose is administered. Getting a person to comply with treatment for opiate addiction is the single most important aspect in maintaining an opiate-free state. Different schedules for taking naltrexone have been developed to help meet the needs of individuals in order to make taking the drug easier. Following successful initiation of therapy, naltrexone may be administered in one of the following ways: 50 mg daily Monday through Friday and 100 mg Saturday 100 mg every other day 150 mg every third day 100 mg on Monday and Wednesday and 150 mg on Friday 150 mg on Monday and 200 mg on Thursday The duration of treatment with naltrexone for opiate dependence varies with patient need, although most patients will require at least six months of treatment. The usual dose of naltrexone for alcohol dependence is 50 mg daily, although a few patients may
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