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[3 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]

What is it?
Vivitrol is a new drug approved for use in the management of opiate addiction. It was approved in the US for treating alcohol dependency in 2006 and opiate addiction in October 2010. The active agent in Vivitrol is naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist. Naltrexone is a long-lasting opioid receptor antagonist and this makes it suitable for helping addicts overcome their opiate addiction. It is not a narcotic and it has no addictive potential. Vivitrol is the injectable form of naltrexone and the drug molecule is made into an …