What is Vivitrol?

Naltrexone (INN, BAN, USAN) is an opioid antagonist used primarily in the management of alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. It is marketed in generic form as its hydrochloride salt, naltrexone hydrochloride, and marketed under the trade names Revia and Depade. In some countries including the United States, a once-monthly extended-release injectable formulation is marketed under the trade name Vivitrol. Also in the United States, Methylnaltrexone Bromide, a closely related drug, is marketed as Relistor, for the treatment of opioid induced constipation.

Naltrexone should not be confused with naloxone nor nalorphine, which are used in emergency cases of opioid overdose.

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I am 67, male, and for the past few years have been drinking a bottle, 750ml, of red wine every night. I have some food first, then watch a movie...

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Should be done under professional health personnel

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Thanks for your query.

The recommended dose of vivtrol...

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"We are 2 ,45 year old men who aways went the gym & ran everyday.We have had a few problems & been drinking a bottle of vodka daily we are 2 45...

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VIVITROL is used in alchohol dependence.
It has to be administered intramuscularly in the buttock.
Before taking VIVITROL,you should stop...

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I am a month out of getting my first vivitrol shot, but scheduling has caused me to have to delay by a week before I can get my next one. Much...

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Consult the treating doctor earliest.

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Hi Gocampen,
Thanks for the query under Health care magic . I have read your...

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