naltrexone (injection) (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Vivitrol)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment to receive your naltrexone injection.
What happens if I overdose (Vivitrol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while using naltrexone injection (Vivitrol)?
Naltrexone injection may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Do not use narcotic drugs or alcohol while receiving naltrexone injection. Never try to overcome the effects of the medication by using large doses of narcotic drugs or alcohol. Doing so could result in dangerous effects, including coma and death. Ask your doctor before using any prescription or over-the-counter medicine to treat a cold, cough, diarrhea, or pain while you are being treated with naltrexone injection. These medicines may contain narcotics or alcohol.
What other drugs will affect naltrexone injection (Vivitrol)?
The pain-relieving effects of any narcotic pain medications you use will be blocked if you use them during your treatment with naltrexone injection. Harmful side effects could also occur.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with naltrexone injection. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor can provide more information about naltrexone injection.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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