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Naltima 50Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Naltrexone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 01, 2019

Naltima 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.


Drug dependence

In addition to its intended effect, Naltima 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.


Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common

Joint pain

Moderate Less Common

Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping)

Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common

Muscle pain

Moderate Less Common

Abdominal pain.

Moderate Less Common


Moderate Less Common

Is It safe with alcohol?

Use of this medicine may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor. The effect of this medicine on fetus is not clearly established and hence, doctor consultation is recommended before consumption.

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.
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Naltima 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.

Ques: What is Naltima 50mg tablet?

Ans: Naltima 50Mg Tablet belongs to the opioid or narcotic class of drugs. It is used to prevent and treat drug abuse and to stop patients from using other narcotic drugs they may have got addicted to. It contains Naltrexone as an active ingredient. Naltima Tablet works by decreasing the craving for alcohol or opioid by acting on specific opioid receptors in the brain.

Ques: What are the uses of Naltima 50mg tablet?

Ans: Naltima 50Mg Tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like chronic alcoholism, opioid dependence, and acute alcoholism. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Naltima 50Mg Tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Naltima 50mg tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Naltima 50Mg Tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include irritability, affective disorders, abnormally rapid heart rate, increased sweating or perspiration. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Naltima 50mg tablet?

Ans: Naltima 50Mg Tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Naltima 50Mg Tablet. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: How long do I need to use Naltima 50Mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: Naltima 50Mg Tablet is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions. It would be ideal if you note, it doesn't mean you will begin to notice such health improvement in a similar time span as different patients. There are numerous elements to consider such as, salt interactions, precautions to be taken care of, time is taken by the salt to performs its action, etc. we beg you to visit your doctor to realize to what extent before you can see improvements in your health while at the same time taking Naltima 50Mg Tablet.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Naltima 50Mg Tablet?

Ans: Contraindication to Naltima 50Mg Tablet. In addition, Naltima 50Mg Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Acute hepatitis, Concurrently dependent on opioids, Hypersensitivity, Therapeutic opioid analgesics, etc.

Ques: Is Naltima 50Mg Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk but there is no data available regarding the effect of Naltima 50Mg Tablet during pregnancy.

Ques: Will Naltima 50Mg Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of Naltima 50Mg Tablet can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Decreased appetite, Increased energy, Fretfulness, Pain in a group of muscles, Affective disorders, Abnormally rapid heart rate, Increased sweating, Perspiration, Restlessness, Nausea, etc. If you are observing increased severity of pain or the pain is not relieved by the recommended doses, please consult your doctor for re-evaluation.
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