Vivitrol and Naltrexone in oil solutions
There are different types of liquid Naltrexone forms application techniques.
Naltrexone is a medication that blocks the effects of drugs known as opiates, or narcotics (a class that includes morphine, heroin, or codeine). It competes with these drugs for opioid receptors in the brain. Naltrexone can reduce a patient's urge or desire to drink. Naltrexone helps patients remain abstinent.
Vivitrol – for example, is based on micro polymer granules. This medication can be applied by a specially trained medical doctor. Vivitrol is applied by a special syringe, packed in a special package, it is a particular set of suspension preparation. After having the Vivitrol suspension prepared, it is necessary to rapidly, in the quickest possible way apply the intramuscular injection. That requires experience, even special skills. Otherwise, irregular intramuscular Vivitrol shot could cause complications. Therefor, it is important that a trained physician applies Vivitrol blocker.
Naltrexone solution in oil shots are much safer. They can be Naltrexone palmitate or Naltrexone solution in cotton oil. Naltrexone in oil solution is kept in the fridge, dark place, and dark glass vial, in original packing.
Naltrexone injection is used along with counseling and social support to help people who have stopped drinking large amounts of alcohol to avoid drinking again. Naltrexone injection is also used along with counseling and social support to help people who have stopped abusing opiate medications or street drugs to avoid abusing the medications or street drugs again.
Naltrexone injection comes as a solution (liquid) to be given by injection into the muscle of the buttocks by a healthcare provider once every 4 weeks. 380mg dose is being taken from the Naltrexone in oil vial by a standard syringe, warmed up to the room temperature and then intramuscularly applied. It’s done calmly and without rush. Any medical nurse or any GP is able to give a simple intramuscular Naltrexone palmitate shot.
Inform your doctor if you have taken any opiate medications including certain medications for diarrhea, cough, or pain; methadone (Dolophine); or buprenorphine (Buprenex, Subutex, in Suboxone) within the last 15 days. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if a medication you have taken is an opiate. Also tell your doctor if you have used any opiate street drugs such as heroin within the last 7 to 10 days. Urine opiate tests are taken prior Naltrexone injection administration.
Never try to overcome the effects of the Naltrexone injection medicine by taking large amounts of narcotics (opioids) because this can cause severe problems including death.
If you are going to have surgery, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.
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