Frequently Asked Questions
How is the naltrexone pellet inserted?
View Naltrexone Pellet Insertion Video
Has anyone tried to override naltrexone?
Yes. There has been a published attempt to overcome naltrexone with a large dose of Fentanyl reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, June 17, 1998--Vol.279, No. 23 Letters.
Will I get sick or die if I use while on the naltrexone pellet?
Why do I have to wait longer to get the pellet after using Suboxone (or subutex)?
It takes longer for suboxone (or subutex) to clear the body than most other opiates.
Isn't the same medicine in the pellets as in Suboxone (or subutex)?
No. The active ingredient in the pellet is naltrexone. The active ingredient in Suboxone (or subutex) is buprenorphine. There is some naloxone in the suboxone (or subutex) but it only has an effect if the suboxone (or subutex) is melted and injected.
Will I get sick if I take a naltrexone pill while I am using?
YES!!! Very sick. The worst withdrawal that you can have and nothing helps much to make it go away faster or relieve the symptoms and some things, like Valium and Xanax, will make it worse.
Does naltrexone cause liver damage?
It appears from our review that the black box warning for Revia(naltrexone hydrochloride) was supported by very tenuous data and has not been found warranted by subsequent research or clinical experience. Learn more about the liver issue.