How to Save Money on Vivitrol Copay


Vivitrol is a medication that is used to help people with substance use disorders such as Opioid dependence and alcohol addiction.

While it is a popular medication, people are often concerned about the price of the medication.

In this article, we will discuss what Vivitrol Co-pay is, and how it may help you cover the cost of the medication if you are not eligible for other financial support.

Read on to find out more about:

  1. What Vivitrol is and How it Works
  2. How much Vivitrol costs
  3. What Is The VIVITROL® Copay Savings Program
  4. Copay and Out-of-Pocket Costs for Vivitrol
  5. Who Is Eligible For The Co-pay Savings Program?
  6. How to receive a prescription for Vivitrol

Let’s get into it!

What is Vivitrol and How Does it Work

Vivitrol is an FDA-approved medication used to help people with opioid dependence or alcohol dependence, in their recovery.

Vivitrol is made with the active ingredient naltrexone. This works as an opioid antagonist and blocks the effects of all opioid-containing medicines and opioid street drugs.

It also reduces the reward felt while drinking alcohol, reducing alcohol cravings.

The medication is given by a healthcare provider as a monthly injection as part of drug recovery programs.

It can be used in people who have undergone opioid detoxification, as one of the severe reactions that can occur are opioid withdrawal symptoms in people who still have opioids in their system.

How Much Is Vivitrol?

Vivitrol is an effective medication prescribed for people with Opioid Use Disorder or alcohol dependency, to support their sobriety.

Vivitrol is the long-acting, injectable form of oral naltrexone. It has effects for about a month, helping make taking the medication as easy as possible.

There are some financial support options to help cover the cost of the medication for eligible patients, such as insurance coverage.

However, the out-of-pocket cost for the medication sits between $1000-$1300 without health insurance coverage.

It is important to know what financial support is available to you before you start the treatment. Healthcare providers can often help you access financial support, especially for out-of-pocket expenses.

What Is The VIVITROL® Co-Pay Savings Program?

The VIVITROL Co-pay Savings Program helps people by providing up to $500 a month for copay or deductible expenses related to VIVITROL treatments.

This can support people to save up to $6,000 per year for Vivitrol treatment.

This program is run by the manufacturer of Vivitrol and is designed to make the medication more accessible for eligible patients who have no access to other financial support.

For many people, this program has meant that they have had little to no out-of-pocket costs for Vivitrol treatment, helping it become accessible to a wide group of people.

This has been key to helping people with addiction to opioid street drugs and opioid-containing medicines to access help.

How Does It Work?

If you suffer from an opioid dependency, or alcohol addiction and have been prescribed Vivitrol, you may be eligible for the VIVITROL Co-Pay Savings Program.

This savings program was designed by the manufacturer of Vivitrol, to help people pay for the medication.

If you are eligible, the program helps you to pay for the Vivitrol treatment.

People who are eligible for the program, receive a card, which allows them to save up to $500 a month on the cost of Vivitrol.

Copay and Out-of-Pocket Costs for Vivitrol

At times, the cost of Vivitrol treatment will exceed $500 a month. In these cases, you will need to pay the difference of the cost.

These out-of-pocket costs may include follow-up appointments, other medications and routine health check-ups that are required for people who take the medication.

Other costs will also include behavioral therapies such as drug counseling and therapy, which are often part of comprehensive treatment plans involving Vivitrol.

Who Is Eligible For The Co-pay Savings Program?

The Co-Pay Savings program is designed to help people who cannot afford the to pay for Vivitrol still get the treatment they deserve.

Most people who are eligible include:

  1. People over the age of 18 with a valid prescription for Vivitrol
  2. People who are not enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state healthcare programs
  3. People who live in the US or Puerto Rico
  4. People who do not have any healthcare insurance

Getting Your Prescription

Vitriol is a prescription-only medication, which may not be suitable for everyone.

If you are considering Naltrexone or Vivitrol, it’s important to meet with a trusted medical professional.

They will explain how the medication works, along with anything you need to know about the medication, including common side effects.

Before being able to get a prescription your healthcare provider will:

  1. Ask about your use of opioid-containing medicines and opioid street drugs
  2. Ask about your alcohol use
  3. Run necessary tests looking for liver and kidney function
  4. Ask about any prescription pain medicines you may be taking
  5. Ask about any underlying medical conditions
  6. Undergo a Naloxone challenge, where small amounts of Naltrexone are given, and you are asked about any sudden opioid withdrawal symptoms you may be experiencing or allergic reactions
  7. Ask about any injection site reactions you have had in the past

Final Thoughts

Vivitrol is a medication that can help people with substance use disorders including addictions to opioid drugs/medications or alcohol.

While it is an effective medication, it does come with a price tag, especially for those who do not have commercial insurance coverage.

Vivitrol-CoPay Savings Program is run by the manufacturer of Vivitrol and is designed to help people who struggle with substance abuse to access the medication.

There are some eligibility criteria that people must meet for this program, such as not having other federal assistance.

If you are thinking about Vivitrol, it can help to ask your healthcare provider about Naloxone and different finance options, including the Savings Program.


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