Because VIVITROL is given as an injection and requires special handling, prescriptions are often managed by a specialty pharmacy. It is important that you understand your role in the process of getting your prescription in order to avoid delays in fulfillment.
Steps in the process
of getting VIVITROL
- Your healthcare provider prescribes VIVITROL.
A pharmacy (specialty or other) fills your prescription.
- The pharmacy may call you each month to confirm your prescription. It's important that you return this call so VIVITROL can be delivered to your healthcare provider.
- If you don't hear from the pharmacy at least 5 days before each scheduled injection, call your healthcare provider to make sure your prescription will be ready.
- Your VIVITROL prescription is delivered directly to your healthcare provider.
- You go to your scheduled appointment, receive your injection of VIVITROL, and schedule your next appointment.
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 doctor. See Prescribing Information and Medication Guide.