Vivitrol

Active Ingredient(s): Naltrexone
FDA Approved: * April 13, 2006
Pharm Company: * ALKERMES
Category: Alcoholism

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Vivitrol Overview

Naltrexone, sold under the brand names ReVia and Vivitrol among others, is a medication primarily used to manage alcohol or opioid dependence.[1] An opioid-dependent person should not receive naltrexone before detoxification.[1] It is taken by mouth or by injection into a muscle.[1] Effects begin within 30 minutes.[1] A decreased desire for opioids, though, may take a few weeks.[1] Side effects may include trouble...

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Vivitrol and Headaches

Hi! I've tried to do some research on my own regarding this; however, most of the search results sing praise & glory about how great & awesome Vivitrol is. Not that I necessarily disagree but this headache is so debilitating that I'm not sure Vivitrol is the answer for me; that is, if it is the cause. I do see headaches noted as a common side effect but it is not a side effect that indicates to contact a health care professional or obtain immediate care or emergency care. Here goes… I received my 1st Vivitrol shot on April 24th and have had a continuous headache ever since. The headache started about an hour after I received the shot. It has gradually worsened to the point that it is taking over my life and just about anything can intensify it; sweeping the floor, ...

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Nasty taste in mouth from Vivitrol?

I'm taking Vivitrol for opiate suspension. It's working wonders for me...but I have a horrible taste in my mouth....and everything I try to eat or drink doesn't taste as it should. Even brushing my teeth is challenging, because of the taste. Does anyone else have this problem? What did you do? ## Hello, Teri! How are you doing? Sorry about the problem that you're having. Yes, a change in taste is a reported side effect of Vivitrol, along with congestion, fear and lack of appetite. I've had a couple medications that have caused such an issue and the only thing I really found that helped me was to suck on strong candy, or sip cola throughout the day. Have you asked your doctor if they have any solutions? ## Thank you for replying! :) Yes, I've been sipping soda, an...

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Vivitrol and birth control

I just had my second shot of vivitrol last week. I want to get on birth control, specifically depo-provera. Does anyone know if there is any birth control that is unsafe to take while on vivitrol? I do not want to get pregnant while on vivitrol. ## I didn't find any interactions listed, but it is always best to double check with your doctor make sure they are aware that you will be taking both, unless both are prescribed by the same doctor, then of course the already know. LOL I would also like to note that I only checked with Depo Provera, since they are far too many contraceptives on the market, both generic, and name brand, so I can't possibly research them all. However, if you post back with a couple others that you are considering, I will be happy to check them for you. Dep...

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dark red maroon purple gel capsule marked with as+ cc

Hi. I'm looking to identify a dark red sort of maroon purple gel capsule...says "as+ cc" on it in white letters. I found it in the bathroom garbage popped open at one end. The person who put it there is an (ex? Is there such a thing) opiate addict allegedly on vivitrol, who overdosed twice last week on some type of injected drug. He is his own problem at 31 years old, but I'm curious... Thanks. ## May have been Accutane. Or Coricidin - would this person be getting messed up on Dextromethorphan

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Vivitrol and Opioids

I need help. I'm getting a vivitrol shot in 2 days. I have taken opioids up until last night. I want information from anyone that has actually taken opioids up until around 65 hours before their shot, and if so, what were the side effects? Please I need help. I'm scared but I also need the shot. ## Yes, you need to be in full withdrawal, before getting the shot, or there is a risk of it putting you into dangerous precipitated withdrawals, which may include seizures, according to NIH warnings. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache, and stomach pain. It would be best to make sure your doctor is aware of the last time you took opiates, to make sure it is safe for you to be given this shot. Are you on any other medications? ## Hi, i don't know much about viv...

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vivitrol shot

Has anyone had any luck w this shot for opiate cravings? ## YES, it works great. I was addicted to pain killers for. 3 years and nothing worked. Vivitrol really helped with my cravings and I've been clean 7 months now!!! My family and I are so thankful! ## I have been on the vivatrol shot for 2 mths and it instantly stopped all urges and cravings....I recommend it for anyone who is serious about being sober....I went to the hospital when I took my first naltrexone pill 3mg sent me into withdrawal that I've never experienced before I can't put it into words it was bad!!!! The shot is 380 mg so for serious people only...

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Vicitrol shot

So, I had about eight days clean, after going to a treatment center and going thru opiate withdrawls. When I got home I called about a vivitrol assessment and they told me to come in on the 24th. So I went and got a 30 mg Roxy. Well, today they called and told me to come in for labs tomorrow. Is the oxycodone in my system going automatically knock out my chances of getting the injection? ## Did you ever get an answer on this?!? I'm curious about the same thing. Getting my shot tomorrow!!!!

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Vivitrol after Norco

I am getting a vivitrol shot tomorrow at 3:30. I was in pain today and broke down and ended up taking eight 10/325 norco throughout the day. I took 2 every 4 hours. Being that it is just norco and not something a whole lot stronger, will I be ok taking the shot, or will it send me into precipitated withdrawals? Thank you. ## It could still send you into precipitated withdrawals, so it may be best not get the shot, unless your doctor says otherwise. The typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, vomiting, and muscle spasms. What did you end up doing? ## Got the shot. Definitely sent me into precipitated withdrawals. I started feeling better this morning. Wanted to die for the first 24 hours.

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finding a doctor for vivitrol shot

I'm looking for a doctor in the Lehigh valley to get the vivitrol shot. ## Looking for vivitrol shot for my daughter. We live in the Lehigh valley and she's getting out of jail on June 3. If you could please send me a list of drs that give the shot that would be great.

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Help should I try vivitrol

I've been a drug addict for 8 yrs. I've been on suboxone 1 time in my life for about a year then was clean for about 3. My grand mother died and needless to say I relapsed. I'm ready to get help again and the Dr. that helped me last time is only willing to help me with vivitrol. I've got hep.c and i know it's not good to do vivitrol with hep. C and very bad depression on top of it. My question is. I feel as if he is kinda pushing it on me and I have feeling I want stay on vivitrol cause the idea of knowing I'm going to have withdraws and I can't do nothing about it scares me to death plus all the side effects doesn't help either. So how do I get my dr. To understand that and maybe try suboxone instead cause it worked last time. Or am I just wrong all togethe

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Naltrexone
  • For Suspension, Extended Release: 380mg/vial
  • Tablet: 100mg, 25mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Vivitrol: (2 results)

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Other drugs which contain Naltrexone or a similar ingredient: (13 results)

Related Vivitrol Topics:

Vivitrol and Opioids
I need help. I'm getting a vivitrol shot in 2 days. I have taken opioids up until last night. I want information fro... 6 replies
Vivitrol and Headaches
Hi! I've tried to do some research on my own regarding this; however, most of the search results sing praise & g... 4 replies
vivitrol shot in northern indiana
Are there any doctors in our area of South Bend, IN, or surrounding towns that prescribe the Vivitrol shot? ## Try Elkha... 3 replies
Vivitrol and birth control
I just had my second shot of vivitrol last week. I want to get on birth control, specifically depo-provera. Does anyone ... 2 replies
vivitrol shot
Has anyone had any luck w this shot for opiate cravings? ## YES, it works great. I was addicted to pain killers for. 3 y... 2 replies
Vivitrol after Norco
I am getting a vivitrol shot tomorrow at 3:30. I was in pain today and broke down and ended up taking eight 10/325 norco... 2 replies
Can u flush a vivitrol shot out by drinking and sweating?
Can u flush vivitrol from ur system? It's making me very sore and tired all day, but I still can't sleep either.... 2 replies
Naltrexone and vivitrol new user
I got the vivitrol shot and drank a lot then I took 2 of my naltrexone pills because I felt bad for drinking. 5 hours la... 3 replies
Help should I try vivitrol
I've been a drug addict for 8 yrs. I've been on suboxone 1 time in my life for about a year then was clean for a...
finding a doctor for vivitrol shot
I'm looking for a doctor in the Lehigh valley to get the vivitrol shot. ## Looking for vivitrol shot for my daughter... 1 reply




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