naltrexone

(redirected from Vivitrol)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to Vivitrol: Suboxone

naltrexone

[nal′trek‚zōn]
(pharmacology)
C20H23NO4 An opiate receptor antagonist that blocks the effects of endogenous opioids in the brain; used to treat alcoholism.
References in periodicals archive ?
Clinicians should resist the urge to persuade a patient to use Vivitrol, regardless of how strongly the clinician feels about its effectiveness, in order to address the patient's ambivalence.
Additionally, unlike Suboxone and methadone, Vivitrol is not a narcotic.
To do this, we relied on a Vivitrol representative to help educate the entire staff.
ACAM lecturer Carla Jones also testified regarding the need to combine therapeutic counseling with pharmacologic modalities like Vivitrol in order to improve sobriety experience.
Volkow said she was particularly encouraged to learn that patients did return routinely in the Russian studies on which the new Vivitrol approval was based.
In a study of 250 opioid addicts in Russia, more than half of Vivitrol recipients stuck with therapy for the six-month trial.
13 October 2010 - US-based biotechnology company Alkermes Inc (NASDAQ: ALKS) announced yesterday that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved VIVITROL for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification.
Vivitrol should be administered only intramuscularly, not intravenously or subcutaneously, and should be injected into alternating buttocks once monthly using a nonstandard 1 1/2-in needle supplied with the medication.
As one of the oldest specialty providers in the country, our experience, resources and personnel enable us to quickly put in place the programs and services required to support the launch of Vivitrol in the market.
Cephalon and Alkermes expect VIVITROL to be available to physicians and patients in the United States by the end of June.
I can't imagine psychiatrists performing the minor surgical procedure involved with buprenorphine implants, but it is certainly within the purview of many internists and general practitioners," he said, noting that in many cases in primary care, the machinery is already set up for providing such office procedures, and - in the case of Vivitrol - for providing injections.