Naltrexone Drug Test
Naltrexone can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers various drug testing options via hair or urine specimens, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug testing is most common, which looks back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug testing looks further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the location for the naltrexone drug test and complete the registration. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the naltrexone drug test. Testing results are reported quickly, accurately, and stored securely in our online portal.
What Is Naltrexone?
Naltrexone is an opiate antagonist that is used to reduce drug or alcohol cravings in people who are recovering from abuse of these substances. Since this drug blocks the euphoric effects that may induce a high, it is not considered an addictive substance and therefore is not classified as a controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration. This drug is available as a pill or an injection, but is most commonly known in its pill form, especially for use in alcohol recovery. It is important to note that naltrexone is not intended to be taken by people who are still using alcohol or other drugs.
Other Naltrexone Names:
Naltrexone is also known by the brand names Depade, ReVia, and Vivitrol.
Intended Use and Effects:
Naltrexone is used to help people recovering from alcohol and drug addiction, and is intended to be used in combination with behavioral therapy. People who are using drugs containing naltrexone are advised by the FDA not to consume alcohol with this medication.
Side Effects of Naltrexone
As with any drug, side effects are always possible. Some of the common side effects for naltrexone may include:
More severe side effects may occur, some of which may include depression, thoughts of suicide, confusion, and allergic reactions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Does Naltrexone Stay In Your System?
How long naltrexone stays in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:
Does Naltrexone Show Up On a Drug Test?
Yes, naltrexone can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. Urine drug testing is more common since it is a fast, effective, and less expensive option, but it does look back on a shorter period of time (up to one week). If you need to identify drug use further back than one week, Health Street’s hair drug testing option can identify usage approximately 90 days back.
Why Drug Test for Naltrexone?
Naltrexone drug testing is sometimes performed in order to monitor a person’s use of the medication in treatment programs. Health Street offers several different naltrexone drug testing options below.
Naltrexone Drug Test Options
Health Street offers the following naltrexone drug tests. The higher number the panel, the more drugs are tested, but naltrexone is included in all of the following. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.