Vivitrol is the injection form of naltrexone. It is used for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. Vivitrol blocks the effects of opioids and alcohol. It also helps reduce cravings. Vivitrol is a once-monthly injection that has been proven to reduce the chance of relapse.
How Does Vivitrol Work?
Vivitrol works by blocking the receptors in the brain activated by opioids. This prevents the person from feeling the effects of opioids and reduces cravings for opioids.
Is Vivitrol Right For Me?
If you are struggling with opioid or alcohol addiction, Vivitrol may be right for you. It is the more convenient choice since Vivitrol is a once-monthly injection which can eliminate the need for daily oral medications. There is also the consideration of privacy and quality of life. Other medications, like Methadone, require daily clinic visits and must be consumed in front of facility staff.
What are the benefits of Vivitrol?
Vivitrol has many benefits for those struggling with opioid or alcohol addiction. Some of these benefits include:
- Reduced cravings for opioids and alcohol
- Blocking the effects of opioids and alcohol
- Proven to help prevent relapse
- Once-monthly injection
What are the side effects of Vivitrol?
Like all medications, Vivitrol may cause side effects. Some of the most common side effects include:
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We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your journey to recovery.
Renew Health is the only listed provider in Southeast New Mexico that offers Vivitrol.