Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

The safety concern of injection site reactions from Vivitrol has been known for some time. However, you and your doctor should regularly review the benefits and the risks of your treatment. You should be provided with the Medication Guide before starting Vivitrol and before each injection. Read the Medication Guide to understand the benefits and risks of receiving Vivitrol and talk with your doctor or other healthcare provider about any questions you may have about Vivitrol.

If you think you are experiencing side effects from Vivitrol, please follow up with your doctor or other healthcare professional.

Medication Guide Reviews Risks of Vivitrol

Today, Alkermes and the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients about the availability of a new patient Medication Guide for Vivitrol. The Vivitrol Medication Guide describes the risk of injection site reactions from Vivitrol as well as other important information about treatment with Vivitrol, including side effects, who should not take Vivitrol, what patients should tell their healthcare professional before starting Vivitrol, and what they should avoid while taking Vivitrol.

To view a copy of the Vivitrol Medication Guide, please visit: more information here

For more information, please visit: more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-05-04
Last Updated: 2010-05-04

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