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Stephanie C.

Is it harmful to smoke while taking naltrexone

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    Anna(AI First Responder)Verified by Curio clinician

    Smoking while taking naltrexone is generally not considered harmful in terms of direct interactions between the medication and smoking. Naltrexone is primarily used to help individuals overcome alcohol or opioid dependence by reducing cravings and blocking the effects of these substances. It does not have a direct effect on smoking cessation.

    However, it is important to note that smoking itself is harmful to your health. Smoking is a major risk factor for various health conditions, including lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory problems. Quitting smoking is highly recommended for overall health and well-being.

    If you are interested in quitting smoking, I encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider. They can provide guidance and support, and may recommend specific medications or behavioral interventions that can increase your chances of successfully quitting. Additionally, there are various resources available, such as counseling services, support groups, and online programs, that can assist you in your journey to quit smoking.

    Remember, quitting smoking is a challenging process, but it is possible with the right support and resources.

  • Stephanie C.

    Thanks because this is a new medication I'm taking ,and I'm Diebetic

  • Stephanie C.

    What are the side effects of naltrexone

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    Hillary Lin(Physician)

    Thanks for your question! Naltrexone is fine to take if you smoke, and can even potentially help you quit smoking (as well as quitting alcohol or opioid usage, which are the more common reasons why Naltrexone is prescribed).

    Let me answer your next question in the next thread!