How do I
get Vivitrol?

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 doctor prescribes VIVITROL®
Your healthcare provider prescribes VIVITROL.
A pharmacy fills your VIVITROL® prescription
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 to your doctor
Your VIVITROL prescription is delivered directly to your healthcare provider.
Your doctor administers your VIVITROL® injection and schedules your next appointment
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.

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Learn how the VIVITROL® Co-pay Savings Program may assist eligible* patients with out-of-pocket expenses for their VIVITROL prescriptions.


*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. Alkermes, Inc. reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend these offers without notice.