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Treating Opioid Dependence

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See how VIVITROL can help prevent relapse to opioid dependence, when used with counseling and following opioid detoxification.

Learn More About VIVITROL

VIVITROL is not right for everyone. There are significant risks from VIVITROL treatment, including risk of opioid overdose, severe reaction at the injection site and sudden opioid withdrawal.
See Important Safety Information below. Discuss all benefits and risks with a healthcare provider. See Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.


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  2. VIVITROL [prescribing information] Waltham, MA: Alkermes, Inc; rev December 2018.
  3. Krupitsky E, Nunes EV, Ling W, Illeperuma A, Gastfriend DR, Silverman BL. Injectable extended-release naltrexone for opioid dependence: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre randomised trial. Lancet. 2011;377(9776):1506-1513.
*Eligibility for Alkermes-Sponsored Co-pay Assistance: Offer valid only for prescriptions for FDA-approved indications. You must be at least 18 years old. If you are purchasing your VIVITROL® prescriptions with benefits from Medicare, including Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plans; Medicaid, including Medicaid Managed Care or Alternative Benefit Plans (“ABPs”) under the Affordable Care Act; Medigap; Veterans Administration (“VA”); Department of Defense (“DoD”); TriCare®; or any similar state funded programs such as medical or pharmaceutical assistance programs, you are not eligible for this offer. Void where prohibited by law, taxed or restricted. Subject to plan benefit design requirements. Alkermes, Inc. reserves the right to rescind, revoke or amend these offers without notice.