As the opioid epidemic continues to spread to the farthest corners of the U.S., professional drug detox and rehab centers across the country are turning more and more to Vivitrol as a way of managing their patient’s addiction. As this infographic demonstrates, one of the main reasons for this is its highly successful ability to prevent the possibility of relapse while the patient is in treatment.
Vivitrol is used to treat dependence & addiction to:
Opioids, such as OxyCodone, hydrocodone and heroin;
Vivitrol injections are extended-release version of naltrexone that only need to be administered once a month, removing the possibility of missed daily prescriptions. Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist, meaning it bind to opioid receptors in the brain satisfying the need and craving for drugs, even though no opioid is present.
Concerns about Vivitrol include:
Price: Vivitrol is far more expensive than Suboxone, a pharmaceutical competitor;
Patients must complete medical detox and be opioid-free for 7-14 days before beginning Vivitrol;
Pain management: Vivitrol patients with pain issues must find alternatives to prescription painkillers.
Check out this great infographic providing information whether Vivitrol is the best chance to recover from opioid addiction for you.
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