I am in the process of switching Pschyciatrists and needed a refill but was really wanting to cut down on some of my meds, that being one of them. Its not really something you can taper. I didn't do opiates, only alcohol.
Can I stop vivitrol cold turkey? I am 4.5 years sober?
Added 31 Mar 2011:
I saw my Doc yesterday and told her I wanted to stop taking the vivitrol. Cold turkey is in fact the only way to stop, as there is only one dose. She was very supportive in my decision.
I have been on Vivitrol for over two years. I was doing so well that I got lazy and relapsed after neglecting my shot for only two weeks. I went to a restaurant, remember having only one glass of wine. I woke up in jail. I will never stop taking the drug. If it's not causing you any side effects and it's working why would you want to discontinue?
- Vivitrol Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Vivitrol (detailed)
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