What are the common side effects of naltrexone?

Naltrexone has proven record of safety. It is a very safe and well tolerated medicine. The most common side effects of naltrexone, that occur in the minority of patients are nausea, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia and anxiety. If present, most side effects are mild and self-limiting. Often, it is difficult to determine whether the symptoms are true side effects, or a result of the body’s detoxification from chronic alcohol and drug dependence. Although exquisitely rare, in supra-therapeutic doses on pre-disposed individuals. Naltrexone has been noted to have inflammatory effects on the liver, so routine blood testing of liver function should be performed prior to treatment. Uncommonly, program participants may report depression or exacerbation of pre-existing mood disorders including suicidal ideation. For a more detailed report on side effects of naltrexone,