It is an opioid antagonist. VIVITROL is indicated for the treatment of alcohol dependence in patients who are able to abstain from alcohol in an outpatient setting prior to initiation of treatment with VIVITROL.
VIVITROL is also indicated for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxi?cation.
Opioid-dependent patients, including those being treated for alcohol dependence, must be opioid-free at the time of initial VIVITROL administration.
VIVITROL should be part of a comprehensive management program that includes psychosocial support. Patients should not be actively drinking at the time of initial VIVITROL administration.