How it works
Revia blocks the effect of alcohol and narcotic drugs and helps prevent addiction.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
You cannot use Revia until the naltrexone challenge test is negative.
Before taking Revia, the patient must be willing to take Revia to help with alcohol dependence and must be free of substance abuse for 7 to 10 days.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
The drug may be used with or without food.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How do I store Revia
Revia The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
Using Alcohol Revia
The drug is known to cause drowsiness or dizziness. Your vision may be blurred and your judgement affected if you consume alcohol with this medication. So, avoid using alcohol while using the drug.
These effects may also get aggravated due to hot weather or fever or severe exercise. So, be cautious when you stand up after a long time from a sitting or lying position. If you feel giddy then lie down immediately and seek medical help.
To be avoided Revia
You must avoid using Revia if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it or if you are taking narcotic medications for pain, are dependent on narcotics, are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from narcotics, have failed the challenge test with Revia , or have tested positive for narcotics; you have hepatitis, liver failure, or liver disease.
Carry identification to alert health care providers that you are taking Revia. You can get a medication card from your doctor to use for this purpose.
If you are planning any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Revia.
If you notice any symptoms like stomach pain lasting more than a few days; white bowel movements; dark urine; yellowing of the skin or eyes or hepatitis, then inform your doctor immediately.
Narcotics in all forms like opioid-containing medicines (e.g., cough and cold products, pain relievers, heroin) must be avoided because even a minute dose can be life threatening.
If your doctor has prescribed laboratory tests like liver function then ensure that you do not miss out on them.
Revia must not be used in children as it is unsure whether Revia is safe in children below 18 years of age.
Important Information for Pregnant Women
The Drug is categorized under FDA pregnancy category
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication. Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.