naltrexone

noun
nal·​trex·​one | \ nal-ˈtrek-ˌsōn How to pronounce naltrexone (audio) \

Definition of naltrexone

: a synthetic opiate antagonist C20H23NO4 administered in the form of its hydrochloride

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Science has made clear that three medicines — methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release naltrexone — can effectively treat what specialists prefer to call opioid use disorder. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, "A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 10 July 2019 The study did not look at prescribing data for naltrexone, another medication approved to treat opioid addiction. Abby Goodnough, New York Times, "Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid," 21 Aug. 2019 The center played a role in the federal approval of two drugs used to treat chronic alcoholism, naltrexone and acamprosate. Michael Walsh, courant.com, "Grant Funding Continues For UConn Health’s Alcohol Research Center," 7 Aug. 2019 Science has made clear that three medicines — methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release naltrexone — can effectively treat what specialists prefer to call opioid use disorder. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, "A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 10 July 2019 Science has made clear that three medicines — methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release naltrexone — can effectively treat what specialists prefer to call opioid use disorder. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, "A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 10 July 2019 At Caron, he was started on monthly shots of naltrexone, a drug for people dependent on opioids or alcohol that cuts cravings, while also blocking how these substances affect the brain. Rita Giordano, Philly.com, "Opioid addiction treatment with medicine works best. Why don't more young people get it?," 11 Apr. 2018 Science has made clear that three medicines — methadone, buprenorphine and extended-release naltrexone — can effectively treat what specialists prefer to call opioid use disorder. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, "A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 10 July 2019 About 174,000 Medicare beneficiaries received such a medication — either buprenorphine or naltrexone — to help them with recovery in 2018, according to the Office of Inspector General in the Department of Health and Human Services. Martha Bebinger, chicagotribune.com, "Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic, federal report finds," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of naltrexone

1973, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for naltrexone

N-allyl + trex- (as in methotrexate) + -one

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naltrexone

noun
nal·​trex·​one | \ nal-ˈtrek-ˌsōn How to pronounce naltrexone (audio) \

Medical Definition of naltrexone

: a synthetic opiate antagonist administered especially in the form of its hydrochloride C20H23NO4·HCl to maintain a drug-free state in detoxified opiate-dependent patients or to maintain abstinence in alcohol-dependent patients

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