Description of the medicine: Naltrexone (Naltrexonum)
Synonyms: Antaxone, Nalorex, Naltrexone hydrochloride, Trexan.
It is chemically different from naloxone by the presence of a cyclic (methylcyclopropyl) radical in the molecule instead of the allyl group.
It is pharmacologically a “pure” opiate receptor antagonist. Compared with naloxone, it is more active; effective when taken orally. The action when taken orally occurs after 1 - 2 hours and lasts up to 24 - 48 hours.
Due to the duration of action, it can be used for the treatment of addiction to opiates.
It is usually prescribed orally at a dose of 50 mg per day.
Release form: tablets on 0,05 g (50 mg).