A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. This medicine is given as a shot into the buttocks (gluteal) muscle. It is usually given every 4 weeks or once a month.
Naltrexone injection should only be given to alcohol-dependent patients who can abstain from drinking alcohol and does not need an overnight stay in the hospital.
If you miss your scheduled dose, call your doctor to make another appointment as soon as possible.
This medicine usually comes with a Medication Guide. Read the information carefully and make sure you understand it before receiving this medicine. If you have any questions, ask your doctor.