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Vivitrol, Mysimba (naltrexone) is a small molecule pharmaceutical. Naltrexone was first approved as Vivitrol on 2006-04-13. It is used to treat alcoholism, drug overdose, and opioid-related disorders in the USA. It has been approved in Europe to treat obesity and overweight. The pharmaceutical is active against mu-type opioid receptor, delta-type opioid receptor, and kappa-type opioid receptor. In addition, it is known to target delta-type opioid receptor and kappa-type opioid receptor. Naltrexone hydrochloride's patent is valid until 2029-10-15 (FDA).
Trade Name Mysimba
Common Name Naltrexone
Indication alcoholism, drug overdose, obesity, opioid-related disorders, overweight
Drug Class Narcotic agonists/antagonists (normorphine type)
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