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My brother was given Vivitrol shot a few days ago which to…

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My brother was given...

My brother was given Vivitrol shot a few days ago which to my knowledge is an opiate blocker and for those who drink a lot am I right

Doctor's Assistant: How long has your brother been using blocker? Has it helped at all?

He's been on Suboxone for a while and in and out of during those shots

Doctor's Assistant: Has he seen a doctor about this?

To my knowledge yes but here is my main question

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in his medical history you think the doctor should know?

So I am aware that Vivitrol is an opiate blocker Xanax is categorized as benzo so my question to you is can Vivitrol shot block any benzos such as Xanax

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

First of all, you are correct - Vivitrol is an opiate blocker and for those who drink a lot.

To answer your other question - Vivitrol only blocks opiates and Xanax and other benzodiazepines are not in that class. Because of that, Vivitrol does not have an affect on benzos such as Xanax.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
he can still get high from xanax while on Vivitrol shot?
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

Yes.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
vivitrol shot doesn't prevent the high from xanax?
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

No, it does not.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I was told otherwise that the while on a Vivitrol shot I would not feel any High's from Xanax
Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

Go to this website: http://www.pdr.net/drug-summary/vivitrol?druglabelid=1199&id=2886

and search for this line by pressing control + F : Naltrexone does not antagonize the effects of non-opiates such as cocaine, ethanol, amphetamines, barbiturates, or benzodiazepines.

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Doctor: Dr. A, Board Certified MD replied 4 months ago

Were you able to find that line? Benzodiazepines do not work on the same receptor as opiates. Hope that helps to clear things up.

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