Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Revia include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
- Try to take your Revia dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your bloodstream.
- You should not take this product if you have taken opioid medications in the previous 7 to 10 days.
- You can take Revia with or without food. Try taking it with food if it upsets your stomach.
- You should carry a medical ID card or wear a medical bracelet indicating you take Revia. It is very important that healthcare providers who treat you, including emergency providers, know you are taking this drug.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not take more of it or stop taking it without your healthcare provider's approval.
The Revia dose your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a few factors, including:
- Why you are taking Revia
- How you respond to it
- Whether you will be taking the medication on your own or if someone else will be giving it to you.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Revia Dosage for more information.)
Just like any medicine, Revia can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects seen with Revia include but are not limited to:
(Click Revia Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)