Vivitrol (Naltrexone)

  • Brand Name: Vivitrol
  • Innovator Brand Name: Vivitrol
  • API: Naltrexone
  • Dosage Form: 1-Vial
  • Strength: 380mg
  • Manufacturer Name: Alkermes, Inc
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Description

Naltrexone Uses

Vivitrol (Naltrexone) is an opioid antagonist. Opioid-dependent patients, including those being treated for alcohol dependence, must be opioid-free at the time of initial Naltrexone administration. Therapy with naltrexone injection should be part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support. Naltrexone is used for the treatment of alcohol dependence in patients who are able to abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting prior to initiation of treatment with Naltrexone. Patients should not be actively drinking at the time of initial Naltrexone administration. Naltrexone is used for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification.

Dosage: The recommended naltrexone dose is 380 mg, should be delivered intramuscularly every 4 weeks or once a month. The injection should be administered by a health specialist as an intramuscular (IM) gluteal injection, alternating buttocks for each subsequent injection, using the carton components provided. Naltrexone injection must not be administered intravenously or subcutaneously. If a patient misses a dose of naltrexone, he or she should be instructed to receive the next dose as soon as possible.

Side Effects: The most commonly reported naltrexone side effects include:

  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Toothache
  • Painful joints
  • Muscle cramps
  • Cold symptoms
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Decreased appetite

Warnings and Precautions:

  • The naltrexone uses are restricted in acute hepatitis or liver failure, and its use in patients with active liver disease must be precisely considered in light of its hepatotoxic effects.
  • Patients with vivitrol 380 mg injection should be warned of the risk of eosinophilic pneumonia, and advised to seek medical attention if they develop symptoms of pneumonia.
  • Patients with vivitrol injection should be warned of the risk of hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis. If these reactions occur, patients should seek prompt medical attention.
  • Patients treated for alcohol dependence with naltrexone 380 mg should be evaluated for underlying opioid dependence and for any recent use of opioids prior to initiation of naltrexone therapy.
  • Alcohol- and opioid-dependent patients, including those who are with naltrexone dosage, should be assessed for the development of depression or suicidal thinking.
  • Patients should notify their health specialist if they become pregnant or intend to become pregnant or are breast-feeding while on naltrexone therapy.

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Storage: Store the entire dose pack in the refrigerator (2°C to 8°C, 36°F to 46°F). Unrefrigerated, Naltrexone can be stored at temperatures not exceeding 25°C (77°F) for no more than seven days prior to administration. Do not expose the product to temperatures above 25°C (77°F). Naltrexone should not be frozen. Availability in India: The Indian Pharma helps connect buyers with suppliers who can ship the VIVITROL at the global level as per the needs of buyer’s. The Indian Pharma provides guarantee of quality as well as delivery for the VIVITROL Injections. Buying Procedure: In order to buy VIVITROL, you can contact us at our Toll-free number 1800 889 1064 or on WhatsApp number +919310090915 or an Email to us at: info@theindianpharma.com along with the legitimate ID Proof, standard Prescription and Medical Reports. Conclusions: The long-acting naltrexone was well tolerated. It resulted in reductions in the heavy drinking among treatment-seeking alcohol-dependent recipients during 6 months of the therapy. These findings demonstrate that long-acting naltrexone can be of benefit in the treatment of alcohol dependence.

FAQ

What is Vivitrol? Vivitrol mainly is a monthly extended-release injectable formulation of drug naltrexone. It is administered by health specialists as part of alcohol and opioid addiction treatment. The medicine (Vivitrol) should be taken as part of comprehensive drug-assisted treatment. What does Vivitrol contain as an active substance? The medication Vivitrol specifically contains the active substance Naltrexone. What Is the Difference Between Naltrexone Pills and Vivitrol? While both are recommended to treat alcohol and opioid addiction, naltrexone pills must be administered daily. If a recipient does not have the required self-discipline or has a bit of a busy schedule, they could miss a dose, putting their recovery at risk. The vivitrol injections last a month, and therefore decreases this risk. How much does vivitrol cost? The vivitrol price in India usually can vary depending on the wholesaler/pharmacy you visit. Vivitrol is available as a brand name drug only, a generic version is not yet available. What is the best price for Naltrexone? Please contact Toll-free: +91 1800 889 1064|+919310090915 for naltrexone price in India. We take the guarantee of quality and delivery anywhere in the world as per the buyer’s requirements. Can I get Vivitrol (Naltrexone) even if I am not based in India? The Indian Pharma helps patients in accessing or importing Vivitrol (Naltrexone), not approved in their home country against the legitimate prescription and in conformity with the all local laws and regulations of their home country.

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