What is Vivitrol? It is a medication used to treat alcohol and opioid addiction. It contains naltrexone, an active ingredient that blocks opiate receptors in the brain and can significantly reduce cravings. It is taken as a monthly injection and should only be administered by a healthcare professional.
Most common side effects include anxiety, drowsiness, muscle pain, upset stomach, and skin rashes. Vivitrol is not meant to cure addiction overall, but rather is a component of a comprehensive addiction treatment.
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