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HOW VIVITROL WORKS

VIVITROL is an opioid antagonist.1 Learn what this means and how VIVITROL works.

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CONSIDERING VIVITROL TREATMENT FOR YOUR PROGRAM

VIVITROL is prescribed and administered by a healthcare professional. VIVITROL and counseling may be offered as a treatment option for appropriate individuals in a variety of criminal justice settings. Learn more about incorporating VIVITROL and counseling into your program.

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VIVITROL is indicated for1:

  • Treatment of alcohol dependence in patients who are able to abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting prior to initiation of treatment with VIVITROL. Patients should not be actively drinking at the time of initial VIVITROL administration.
  • Prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification.
  • VIVITROL should be part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support.

VIVITROL is contraindicated in patients1:

  • Receiving opioid analgesics
  • With current physiologic opioid dependence
  • In acute opioid withdrawal
  • Who have failed the naloxone challenge test or have a positive urine screen for opioids
  • Who have exhibited hypersensitivity to naltrexone, polylactide-co-glycolide (PLG), carboxymethylcellulose, or any other components of the diluent

VIVITROL is not right for everyone. There are significant risks from VIVITROL treatment, including but not limited to, risk of opioid overdose, injection site reaction and sudden opioid withdrawal. See Important Safety Information below.

References:

  1. VIVITROL [prescribing information]. Waltham, MA: Alkermes, Inc.; rev December 2015.
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Naltrexone. https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/treatment/naltrexone.
    Published June 16, 2015. Accessed October 27, 2017.