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Revia Side Effects

Research has shown that nausea, insomnia, and anxiety are some of the most commonly reported side effects of Revia. It can be difficult to predict, however, if you will experience problems with this drug, so make sure to report anything out of the ordinary to your healthcare provider. Serious reactions can occur, such as hallucinations, depression, and liver problems, and will require urgent medical attention.

An Introduction to Revia Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Revia® (naltrexone) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Revia. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects With Revia

Revia has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people receiving the drug were carefully documented. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
In these studies, Revia side effects that occurred in at least 10 percent of people included:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Insomnia 
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain and cramps
  • Low energy
  • Joint pain and muscle pain
  • Headache.
Other common reactions, occurring in 1 percent to 10 percent of people, included:
Rare side effects, occurring in less than 1 percent of people, included but were not limited to:
  • Sinus problems, such as:
    • Nasal congestion
    • Runny nose
    • Sneezing
    • Excess phlegm or mucus
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Itching
  • Heavy breathing
  • Hoarseness
  • Nosebleeds
  • Blood clots
  • Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, ankles, or feet
  • Gassiness
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Shoulder, leg, or knee pain
  • Tremors
  • More frequent urination
  • Painful urination
  • Decrease in sex drive
  • Oily skin
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Cold sores
  • Bad dreams
  • Blurry vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Burning or aching of the eyes
  • Clogged ears
  • Ringing of the ears
  • Earache
  • Increased appetite
  • Changes in weight
  • Yawning
  • Fever
  • Dry mouth
  • Hot flashes
  • Feelings of coldness in the feet.
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