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Vivitrol Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Receive Vivitrol?

You should not use Vivitrol if you:
   
  • Have a physical dependence on opioids (your healthcare provider may check for this with a test called a naloxone challenge test).
 
  • Are having opioid withdrawal symptoms.
 
  • Have opioids in your urine (your healthcare provider may order an opioid urine test) or have opioid withdrawal symptoms after a naloxone challenge test.
 
  • Have acute hepatitis or liver failure.
 
  • Are allergic to Vivitrol, naltrexone, any of the inactive components used to make the medication, or any of the ingredients in the liquid used to mix the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Vivitrol should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Vivitrol that may apply to you.
 
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