"What is VIVITROL?
"VIVITROL is a prescription injectable medicine used to:
"• treat alcohol dependence. You should stop drinking before starting VIVITROL.
"• prevent relapse to opioid dependence, after opioid detoxification.
"This means that if you take opioids or opioid-containing medicines, you must stop taking them before you start receiving VIVITROL. See “What is the most important information I should know about VIVITROL?”
"To be effective, treatment with VIVITROL must be used with other alcohol or drug recovery programs such as counseling. VIVITROL may not work for everyone.
"It is not known if VIVITROL is safe and effective in children."
Medication Guide: Vivitrol (Naltrexone for Extended Release Injectable Suspension). Alkermes, Inc. Revised July 2013.