ReVia treats alcohol dependence and opioid drug abuse. It will not be started unless there has been at least 7-10 days without opioid intake.
ReVia is a prescription medication used to treat alcohol dependence and opioid drug abuse. ReVia belongs to a group of drugs called opiate antagonists. It works by reducing the craving for alcohol and blocking the effects of opiate medications and opioid street drugs.
This medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a day, with or without food.
A common side effect of ReVia is stomach upset.
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Uses of ReVia
ReVia is a prescription medication used to treat alcohol dependence and opioid drug abuse.
This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
ReVia Drug Class
ReVia is part of the drug class:
Side Effects of ReVia
Serious side effects have been reported with ReVia.
Common side effects of ReVia includes:
- difficulty sleeping
- stomach pain/cramps
- nausea and/or vomiting
- low energy
- joint and muscle pain
This is not a complete list of ReVia side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
ReVia FDA Warning
Naltrexone has the capacity to cause hepatocellular injury when given in excessive doses.
Naltrexone is contraindicated in acute hepatitis or liver failure, and its use in patients with active liver disease must be carefully considered in light of its hepatotoxic effects.
The margin of separation between the apparently safe dose of naltrexone and the dose causing hepatic injury appears to be only five-fold or less. Naltrexone does not appear to be a hepatotoxin at the recommended doses.
Patients should be warned of the risk of hepatic injury and advised to stop the use of naltrexone and seek medical attention if they experience symptoms of acute hepatitis.