naltrexone and activated carbon

Discussion in 'Opiates & Opioids' started by PsyDefects, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. PsyDefects

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    A friend of mine is forced to take naltrexone pills by his family and
    he is receiving the pill dissolved in water every day because of being
    caught one day spitting the pill afterwards. My friend absolutely hates
    naltrexone and came up with two ideas in his desperate attempt to get
    rid of the pill and indulge in his favorite opiate consumption. The
    first one is about putting cotton in his mouth so that the oral
    solution of the pill in water will be absorbed in the cotton and the
    second one is using activated carbon to absorb the oral solution in the
    stomach. He thinks that the activated carbon way is much more stealthy
    and wants to know if it's actually going to work. He also needs to know
    if daily consumption of activated charcoal has any serious side
    effects. Any thoughts?
     
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    I think the outcome of this might interest someone who finds
    him/herself in a similar position, so i'm posting it: activated carbon
    (charcoal) absolutely did the trick for my friend. He used 5 grams of
    activated carbon on an empty stomach just 1 minute before the
    naltrexone and the results were impressive, as he snorted heroin the
    same night with great success. As mentioned before, this amount of
    charcoal works well with 25 mg of naltrexone. My friend tried to use
    2,5 grams of carbon the first time but the effects from snorting heroin
    were somewhat diminished. 5 grams really did the trick.
     
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    i wonder if this works for having the implant in your system as well.........
     
  4. Silver Fox

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    No, the activated charcoal will not work against a naltrexone implant.

    Activated charcoal - when taken shortly before an oral naltrexone dose - will soak up the naltrexone as it reaches the stomach, binds to it, and will inactivate the naltrexone in the stomach. This way, the naltrxone is not absorbed from the stomach, across the stomach lining and into the bloodstream.

    An implant - which is embedded in the fat under the skin - releases a small steady amount of naltrexone directly into the bloodstream. This is already circulating throughout the body, and bypasses the stomach where the activated charcoal is. Consequently, the activated charcoal will have absolutely no effect on the level of naltrexone coming from an implant.