Can The Oral Form of Naltrexone Be Taken Alone?

Yes. Naltrexone in the oral or injectable form does work, but there are distinct advantages to receiving a Naltrexone Implant. The implant releases a slow, steady dose of Naltrexone into the body resulting in consistent therapeutic drug levels over an extended period of time. This long term, consistent coverage is more effective in suppressing cravings, as there are significantly less fluctuations of the drug levels in the body. More importantly, having the implant removes the critical issue of compliance. Individuals do not need to decide or remember everyday whether or not they want to be sober. Oversleeping, forgetting, or skipping a dose can leave one vulnerable to the irresistible cravings for drugs and alcohol.