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Does intake of Naltrexone cause kidney pain?

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Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Posted on Sat, 27 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My husband is experiencing kidney pain when he wakes up. I asked what has changed and he started naltrexone around that time. Is it dangerous? Does it go away?
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Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get Ultrasound done.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome To HCM. I am Dr Anshul Varshney. I understand your concern.
Naltrexone is unlikely to cause pain in kidney region.
So, there are two possibilities:
1. Muscular pain due to wring posture during sleep.
2. Kidney stones.
My advice would be to get an Ultrasound Abdomen done and If that is clear this is probably muscular in nature.
Give him hot fomentation over the back and make sure he sleeps in proper position.
I hope it helps.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
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