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Nalcon 50Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Consern Pharma P Ltd
Medicine composition: Naltrexone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Nalcon 50Mg Tablet belongs to the opioid or narcotic class of drugs. It is used as a prevention method to drug abuse, that is, to stop patients from using other narcotic drugs they may have got addicted to. This medicine is prescribed along with other treatment procedures such as behavioural counselling, change of lifestyle, diet, constant monitoring of vitals etc). Precisely, this medicine is an opiate antagonist. It affects the brains to stop feeling the effects of opiods which include a feeling of induced happiness, extreme relaxation and other misleading emotions. It helps to reduce the urge to take opiates. It is also effective in treating alcohol addiction when combined with a series of treatment procedures. The medicine can be taken along with a meal or along with antacids to prevent any adverse gastrointestinal effect. The dosage is determined based on how the patient responds to the therapy and after monitoring on a regular basis.

Side effects may include withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, indigestion, abdominal cramps, weakness of joints, malaise, dizziness, drowsiness but inability to get a good night’s sleep, dark coloured urine, difficulty in breathing, palpitations, fluctuating blood pressure, mood fluctuations, anxiety, agitation, confusion and auditory or visual hallucinations.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Pain Management Specialist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Nalcon 50Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Weakness

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

Nervousness

Muscle pain

Restlessness.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Nalcon 50mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Nalcon 50mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Should not drive or use machines

Does this affect kidney function?

Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nalcon 50Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Nalcon 50Mg Tablet counters the effect of narcotic drugs by competing for the same opioid receptor sites that the narcotic drugs aim for. If no narcotic drugs are present in the system this drug does not affect the body pharmacologically.
What are you using Nalcon 50Mg Tablet for?
prevention to drug abuse
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
Once a day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Weakness
Joint Pain
Nausea
Nervousness
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am taking nalcon because I was taking opiate drugs earlier. Its been 10 days I am taking nalcon. I want to ask can I have alcohol once while taking this medicine. What are the chances of reaction if I take alcohol only once.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
I am taking nalcon because I was taking opiate drugs earlier. Its been 10 days I am taking nalcon. I want to ask can ...
Dear Mayank, You can have alcohol with Nalcon. There is no reaction. You may not enjoy alcohol like before since Nalcon reduces the effect of good feeling with alcohol. So there will not be any craving for alcohol. You may drink less units of alcohol or may not feel like drinking again.

I am taking fluoxetine 20 mg for treatment of my depression, I want to take nalcon 50 mg for my alcohol cravings, what are the dangers of taking nalcon 50 mg whilst taking fluoxetine 20 mg?

Masters in Psychiatric Epidemiology, Diploma in Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am taking fluoxetine 20 mg for treatment of my depression, I want to take nalcon 50 mg for my alcohol cravings, wha...
Fluoxetine and naltrexone have minimal interactions as their way they act on body is different. So it is safe to take them together.
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Is TSM (The Sinclair Method) safe for alcohol de-addiction. How good is Naltrexone to use as specified in that for opiate blocker/ remove addiction. How and where can I be guided for its use. Do I need to use Naltrexone under medical supervision.

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (UWS, Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hi, Thanks for writing in, welcome to the forum. Naltrexone is just one of the many anti-craving medications used in the treatment of alcohol use disorders. Anti-craving medicines are one of the multiple groups of medicines that are used. It is also important to understand that medication is only one part of the treatment or 'de-addiction' Naltrexone definitely needs to be prescribed under medical supervision and monitoring. Based on a detailed evaluation, we must first see if naltrexone would suit you or other anti-craving medicines would be better. Also, the evaluation will guide us to decide whether other medicines/ psychotherapy/ lifestyle changes/ medical interventions/ tests are needed or not. Most psychiatrists in Delhi prescribe naltrexone. Hope that answers your question. Take care!
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How much dies it cost to get naltrexone implant in delhi? Is it safe for a person having dependency on benzodiazepine?

International Certified Addiction Professional
Psychologist, Mumbai
How much dies it cost to get naltrexone implant in delhi? Is it safe for a person having dependency on benzodiazepine?
Naltrexone Implant can be ordered by psychiatrist with proper legal way by submitting all the documents of patient etc. It took about 20 Days. The cost depends on the OT charges and patients other complications as well. You can expect the cost approx 1.5lac and above. Implants are beneficial for benzodiazepine Dependance. Please feel free to contact for further details.

My husband is drink alcohol too much and he don't want to quit alcohol. He is 30 year old. Is naltrexone is help to stop drinking?

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
1. Sterculia q 20 drop in a glas of water at 8 pm and 9pm 2. Nux vomica q 5 drop in a glass of water at bed time. Report in 5 days.
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Ways On How To Fight Back Addiction!

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Ways On How To Fight Back Addiction!

Addiction is a brain ailment that is characterized by irrational engagement in satisfying stimuli despite of argumentative circumstances. Addiction is an ailment where the brain's Reward system malfunctions and only responds to persistently greater level of addictive stimulus like morphine, cocaine, etc.

There are many varieties of addiction like alcoholism, gambling, sexual intercourse, etc. These force a person to isolate himself from the entire society and indulge in his or her addictions. If they are not supplied with the drugs they may react violently and may even die.

Drug treatment is a type of treatment which is intended to aid the abused users stop the uncontrollable usage of drugs and protect them from the adverse effects of it. This treatment has a variety of forms and takes a lot of time as the drug abuse is a chronic disorder and cannot be treated in a short term. Below mentioned are some of the ways by which you can fight back addiction effectively.

• For individuals who are addicted to drugs such as opium and nicotine (Tobacco) are treated with drugs such as methadone, naltrexone for opium addicted individuals and with varenicline and bupropion for tobacco addicted people.

• For individuals who are greatly addicted to alcohol Disulfiram and acamprosate are the best medications that are available.

• Many individuals are addicted to the prescribed drugs and their treatment is the same as that of drug abuse that affects the brain. Like the medicine buprenorphine, can be used to treat both heroin obsession and addiction to medications for opium pain treatment.

Behavioral treatments may help people to take part in drug abuse therapies and teach ways to cope up with drugs and help them to against relapse if it occurs.

• Group therapies are the latest form of treatment that is advised to the addicted individuals. Group therapies provide the individual social support and help in enforcing behavioral incidents that will help the lead a non-drug-using lifestyle.

• Lastly individuals who are greatly addicted to alcohol or drug abuse or any kind of addictions suffer from depression and also face social, legal and family problems.

 

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Ways to Deal With Alcoholism

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Sexologist, Surat
Ways to Deal With Alcoholism

Alcoholism is a severe problem, which can make a person's life miserable and also make the society detest him. The aim of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence or staying away from alcohol use. The treatment of alcoholism can only begin when an alcoholic accepts the problem and realizes that he must get rid of the habit for his own good and the good of his loved ones.

There are three main stages in the treatment of alcoholism:

  1. Detoxification: Detoxification is the first step required after a person stops using alcohol. The detox phase may include seizures, hallucinations and delirium tremens. The patient must be kept under proper observation.
  2. Rehabilitation: This step includes proper counseling and medications to provide the person with skills and motivation to remain sober. This can be done by making him an inpatient or outpatient, depending on the condition of the patient.
  3. Maintaining sobriety: This is the most important step where a person's self-will is tested. He needs to stay away from alcohol after getting out of rehabilitation for which he requires support. Meetings conducted by the Alcoholic Anonymous should be attended regularly by a recovering alcoholic.

For people in the early stage of alcoholism, discontinuing alcohol may cause several withdrawal symptoms such as poor sleep and anxiety. For long term alcoholics, severe withdrawal symptoms are experienced, which include shaking of the body, spasms, hallucinations and panic.

Medication: 
Several medicines may be required in the recovery period of an alcoholic.
Anti-anxiety medicines such as benzodiazepines are used for treating withdrawal symptoms like poor sleep. The medicines are usually used in the detoxification period. After this phase, they are discontinued.
For maintaining sobriety and to abstain from alcohol, several medicines are given to recovering alcoholics. A drug known as disulfiram is used after the completion of the detox period. This medicine reacts with alcohol metabolism and causes a person to vomit, become confused, have blurry vision and experience difficulties in breathing after consuming alcohol.

A medicine called naltrexone may be used for reducing alcohol craving. It can be prescribed even when a person drinks. It is given in the form of an injection. Antidepressants are also given to patients to reduce anxiety and depression.

Other ways to deal with alcoholism:
Several other instructions must be strictly followed by a recovering alcoholic to avoid relapse. They are as follows:

  1. People and places related to drinking should be avoided, and a person should make new nonalcoholic friends.
  2. Support groups and AA meeting must be attended regularly for motivation.
  3. Dependence on alcohol should be eliminated by starting different activities and getting involved in things.

Alcoholism is a severe problem, which may lead to death in case of extremities. Alcoholism can ruin a person's life, and proper measures must be taken to eliminate alcoholism.

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Compulsive Sexual Behaviour - How to Manage It?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Pune
Compulsive Sexual Behaviour - How to Manage It?

One of the emerging psychiatric disorder that has significant medical and psychiatric consequences is compulsive sexual behaviour or hypersexuality, is an obsession with sexual thoughts in which people cannot manage their sexual behaviour. It may involve a commonly enjoyable sexual experience as self-stimulation which becomes an obsession. The person suffering from the condition may also get involved in sexual behaviours that are outside the bounds of commonly accepted conduct like paying for sex or having extramarital affairs.

Untreated compulsive sexual behaviour damages one’s self-esteem, health, job, relationships and career. However, with treatment and self-help, one can manage compulsive sexual behaviour and learn to manage one’s urge. Males are more likely to be unfaithful than females because they have stronger sexual impulses and weaker self-control. Compulsive sexual behaviour symptoms vary in type and severity. During intense sexual impulses, one feels as if they're beyond control. This is the first and the most common symptom as the patient uses compulsive sexual behaviour as an escape route for problems like loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress. One has trouble establishing and maintaining emotional closeness, even if one is married or in a committed relationship.

The treatment for compulsive sexual behaviour involves psychotherapy and medications. A primary goal of treatment is to help one manage urges and reduce excessive behaviours while maintaining healthy sexual activities. If one has compulsive sexual behaviour, one may need treatment for mental health condition. People with compulsive sexual behaviour often have alcohol or drug abuse problems or a mood disorder such as depression.


Counselling sessions can help one learn how to manage one’s compulsive sexual behaviour. Intensive treatment programs for compulsive sexual behaviours focus on identification of core triggers and beliefs about sexual addiction. It assists in development of healthier choices and coping skills to minimize urges and deal with the preoccupation of sexual addiction. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can prove to be very useful as it focuses on increasing one’s awareness of unconscious thoughts and behaviours, and developing new insights into their motivations. Resolving conflicts using this therapy is also recommended. The other kind of treatment program is cognitive behavioural therapy. This therapy helps one to identify unhealthy, negative beliefs and behaviours and replace them with healthy, positive ones. Family therapy and couples therapy may restore trust, minimize shame and guilt thus establishing a healthy sexual relationship between partners.

Medications include anti-depressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, mood stabilizers and anti-androgens have also been used to treat compulsive sexual behaviour. Anti-androgens are prescribed as it reduces the biological effects of sex hormones in men thus reducing sexual urges. Luteinizing hormone is also prescribed as it reduces obsessive sexual thoughts by reducing the production of testosterone. Anti-seizure medications, naltrexone, and medications which decrease male hormones have been found to decrease the compulsive urges and impulses associated with sexual addictions for some sufferers. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a psychiatrist.

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All about Hypersexuality

PG Dip(psycosexual diseases), MBBS
Sexologist, Delhi
All about Hypersexuality

When a person is preoccupied with physical fantasies to the point of dysfunction for at least six months, he or she suffers from hyper sexuality. Hyper sexuality is also known as nymphomania or compulsive sexual behavior. These sexual fantasies are usually combined with a compulsive pursuit of non-intimate or casual sex, excessive masturbation habit, pornography, objective partner sex and romantic intensity.

It is more complex than just having an unusually high sex drive because sexual activity gives the addict an intense feeling of euphoria, suppressing other thoughts which cause distress, self-loathing and shame. This interferes with the daily regimen of activities. Treatment and management of sex addiction is imperative because it is disruptive and harmful not just to you but also to others.It also damages relationships, careers and self-esteem. 

People suffering from hyper sexuality exhibit the following symptoms: 
1. They engage in compulsive masturbation
2. They frequently hire prostitutes
3. Usage of phone sex services excessively
4. They have multiple extramarital affairs
5. They plan out sexual activities excessively
6. They engage in one night stands frequently
7. They are emotionally detached from their sexual partners
8. They prefer unprotected sex
9. They obsess about an unattainable sexual partner
10. They show tendencies of paraphilia

The primary and identifiable causes of hyper sexuality are as follows:
1. Biochemical imbalances in neurotransmitters and nervous system disorders
2. Medical conditions that damage certain parts of the brain of affect brain functioning

3. Overproduction of hormones such as androgens (present in males and females) 
4. Being predisposed to hyper sexuality due to genes 
5. Altered neural pathways
6. Suffering from childhood abuse
7. Dysfunctional family dynamics

Sexual addiction is believed to be a dysfunctional adult response towards emotional or character regulatory deficits and innate personality as well as abuse, early detachment disorders and trauma. Hyper sexuality is a symptom of a lot of mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, adult attention deficit disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder. 

Sex addicts usually do not seek treatment for their addiction until the consequences of their activities are dire and have an overt negative effect on their health, relationships, finances and career. Since addicts feel ashamed and despise themselves, they usually do not seek help until they hit rock bottom. However, it is crucial to treat this disorder in order to lead a happy and fulfilling life where one is not controlled by their addiction.  You can also take the package for having safe sex.

Hyper sexuality can be treated using the following methods:

  1. Psychotherapy
  2. Group Therapy
  3. Family and couples therapy
  4. Support groups
  5. Self-help groups
  6. Medications
    1. Antidepressants
    2. Anti-androgens
    3. Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH)
    4. Mood Stabilizers
    5. Naltrexone

If you wish to discuss about any specific sexual problem, you can consult a specilized sexologist.

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Drug Addiction and It's Interventions!

PGDRP Rehabilitation Psychology , M.A Clinical Psychology, Certificate in Guidance and Counselling (CGC)
Psychologist, Agra

 Why do drug addicted person keep using drugs?

Nearly all addicted individuals believe at the outset that they can stop using drugs on their own, and most try to stop without treatment. Although some pedrug are successful, many attempts result in failure to achieve long-term abstinence. Research has shown that long-term drug abuse results in changes in the brain that persist long after a person stops using drugs. These drug-induced changes in brain function can have many behavioral consequences, including an inability to exert 

Characteristic of addiction.

Understanding that addiction has such a fundamental of achieving and maintaining abstinence without treatment. Psychological stress from work, family problems, psychiatric illness, pain associated with medical problems, social cues (such as meeting individuals from one’s drug-using past), or environmental cues (such as encountering streets, objects, or even smells associated with drug abuse) can trigger intense cravings without the individual even being consciously aware of the triggering event. Any one of these factors can hinder attainment of sustained abstinence and make relapse more likely. Nevertheless, research indicates that active participation in treatment is even the most severely addicted individuals.

 Treatment for drug abuse 

Drug addiction treatment can include medications, behavioral therapies, or their combination.Treatment medications, such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone (including a new long-
Acting formulation), are available for individuals addicted to opioids, while nicotine preparations (patches, gum, lozenges, and nasal spray) and the medications varenicline and bupropion are available for individuals addiction to medications available for treating alcohol dependence, 1which commonly co-occurs with other drug addictions, including addiction to prescription medications. 

Treatments for prescription drug abuse tend to be similar to those for illicit drugs that affect the same brain systems. For example, buprenorphine, used to treat heroin addiction, can also be used to treat addiction to opioid pain medications. Addiction to prescription stimulants, which affect the same brain systems as illicit stimulants like cocaine, can be treated with behavioral therapies, as there are not yet medications for treating addiction to these types of drugs. 

Behavioral therapies can help motivate people to participate in drug treatment, offer strategies for coping with drug cravings, teach ways to avoid drugs and prevent relapse, and help individuals deal with relapse if it occurs. Behavioral therapies can also help people improve communication, relationship, and parenting skills, as well as family dynamics.

How long does drug addiction treatment usually last? 

Individuals progress through drug addiction treatment at various rates, so there is no predetermined length of treatment. However, research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length. Generally, for residential or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness maintaining positive outcomes. For methadone maintenance, 12 months is considered the minimum, and some opioid-maintenance for many years.Good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length.

Treatment dropout is one of the major problems encountered by treatment programs; therefore, motivational techniques that can keep patients engaged will also improve outcomes. By viewing addiction as a chronic disease and offering continuing care and monitoring, programs can succeed, but this will often require multiple episodes of reatment and readily readmitting patients that have relapsed.


What helps people stay in treatment?

Because successful outcomes often depend on a person’s strategies for keeping people in treatment are critical. Whether a patient stays in treatment depends on factors associated with both the individual and the program. Individual factors related to engagementand retention typically include motivation to change drug-using behavior; degree of support from family and friends; and, frequently.

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