naltrexone naltrexone

Definition(s):

  • (n) an oral antagonist against the action of opiates

Usage(s):

  1. For study participants who fit that description, naltrexone was no better than a placebo in reducing alcohol consumption.
  2. Psychotherapy may help break the habit, as may drugs such as naltrexone, used to treat alcoholics, or antidepressants like Prozac.
  3. They are given an antagonist, usually naltrexone or naloxone, that quickly displaces opiates and attaches itself to the same brain receptors that opiates seek out.

News

  1. Successful treatment of triple negative breast cancer by modulation of the OGF-OGFr axis

    Human triple-negative breast cancer can be treated by modulation of the opioid growth factor (OGF) - OGFr pathway. OGF suppresses cell growth by 20 percent within 24 hours in a receptor-mediated manner. Blockade of OGFr using low dosages of the opioid antagonist naltrexone causes a compensatory increase in OGF and results in 35 percent reductions in cell number within 72 hours. These data ...
    on August 10, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. Treatment for PTSD and risk of drinking among individuals with alcohol dependence

    ( The JAMA Network Journals ) In a trial that included patients with alcohol dependence and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), treatment with the drug naltrexone resulted in a decrease in the percentage of days drinking while use of the PTSD treatment, prolonged exposure therapy, was not associated with increased drinking or alcohol craving, according to a study in the Aug. 7 issue of JAMA, a ...
    on August 7, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  • "There is a double standard," Mr Xenophon said. "Governments fund Naltrexone for people with an opiate dependency...... but state governments and federal governments, indirectly, are getting billions of dollars a year nationally from poker...
    on Sep 10, 2004 By: Nick Xenophon Source: ABC Online

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