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What should I know about naltrexone injection before receiving it?

In the event of life-threatening side effects of naltrexone, wearing a medical alert bracelet or carrying a medical ID card will give your caregivers information essential to your treatment. Before you take any cold, cough, diarrhea, or pain medicine, discuss the risks with the doctor who prescribed the naltrexone injection. To avoid coma or death, do not drink alcohol or take narcotic drugs while on naltrexone. Do not drive or do anything that may be dangerous until you know how naltrexone affects you.

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