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Vivitrol (naltrexone for extended-release injectable suspension)
VIVITROL is a prescription injectable medicine
The first and only once-monthly, non-addictive treatment for opioid or alcohol dependence.VIVITROL must be used with other recovery programs such as counseling.You must be opioid-free for 7-14 days before starting VIVITROL.
VIVITROL is a prescription injectable medicine used to:
-Treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL.
-Prevent relapse to opioid dependence after opioid detox. You must stop taking opioids or other opioid-containing medications before starting VIVITROL.
VIVITROL must be used with other alcohol or drug recovery programs such as counseling.
VIVITROL may not work for everyone and has not been studied in children.
To avoid sudden opioid withdrawal, you must stop taking any opioids or opioid-containing medications, including buprenorphine or methadone, for at least 7 to 14 days before starting VIVITROL. If your doctor decides that you don’t need to complete detox first, he or she may give you VIVITROL in a medical facility that can treat sudden opioid withdrawal.
You are not alone. In 2013, there were nearly 2.4 million reports of people that had abused or were dependent on opioids—such as heroin—or prescription painkillers. Many will find treatment.
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