VIVITROL is indicated for the treatment of alcohol dependence in patients who are able to abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting prior to treatment initiation. Patients should not be actively drinking at the time of initial VIVITROL administration. VIVITROL should be part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support.
VIVITROL is a long-acting form of naltrexone and has been shown to be generally well tolerated and effective for the treatment of alcohol dependence as part of a comprehensive management program.
Unlike other medications that need to be taken every day, VIVITROL is taken just once a month.
Many people find it extremely hard to take a medicine for alcoholism every single day. There can be several reasons for this. They might not remember to take it, they might not like taking it because of the side effects, or they just might not be ready to take medicine every day to help them manage their drinking.