VIVITROL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Alcohol Dependence “I’ve been an alcoholic for the past 35 years I’m 52 pretty sad I tried every single way to stop, a year here, 6 months there. I thought I can just have one drink but it never ever worked. I tried every which way I could but it always round up to the same thing, drunk staggering in hospital or mental institute. I finally made the choice to get Vivitrol and it was the best thing I could have ever done I only had one shot so far and the craving is which I couldn’t get rid of is gone. It’s gone one shot I can’t wait to get my second shot it’s a miracle. Thank you Vivitrol and for anybody thinking about it seriously go for it it’s worth your life I didn’t get any side effects whatsoever God bless us all”

AnnaMoe1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 20, 2018

For Opiate Dependence “I don’t crave any opioids or drugs period. I got extremely sick though and have stayed sick.”

KaylaSam February 20, 2018

For Alcohol Dependence “Just started and noticed sleepiness and lethargy-I am also taking 5mg of valium 2x day to wean off of Ativan. I think that in conjunction with other meds the shot is causing the effects-I take HBP medication which itself causes drowsiness so I’m hopeful that I will be able to adjust all of my meds to accommodate staying off the alcohol-Has anyone had side effects the first time/first few days similar to this? extreme sleepiness/lethargy?”

FarRockjohnny (taken for less than 1 month) February 15, 2018

For Opiate Dependence “I am on day 16 of withdraw from Opiate and Hdrm phone I have snorted them for the last year but have been on some kind of pain med for 15 years. I have ruined my life, my kids lives, my numerous husbands lives, and my parents. I am waiting to have the vivitrol shot. I am only waiting for test results showing I am free of opioids. I’m counting on this shot to work. Someone please offer some hope if you have it.”

overit2 February 10, 2018

For Opiate Dependence “I tried this the year it came out for trial runs and it worked great. I still had some sensitivity after med wore off but that only lasted bout another month. I think it worked like it was suppose to. I think you should be off your Suboxone/Subutex for more than 72 hrs for it to work properly.”

ADT December 31, 2017

For Alcohol Dependence “So far on my first shot I notice a reduction in craving or thinking about alcohol. I hear after the second and third injection that the cravings go completely away. We shall see. But after the injection there is no sense in trying to get away with a drink as either you will feel deathly ill or feel nothing at all. Including no buzz or good feelings from the drink. No side effects for me. I’m happy I took the shot.”

Elayna2020 December 30, 2017

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