Naltrexone controlled-release - Alkermes

Drug Profile

Naltrexone controlled-release - Alkermes

Alternative Names: Vivitrex; Vivitrol; XL-NTX; XR-NTX

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Alkermes
  • Developer Alkermes; Alkermes plc; Cephalon; Cilag GmbH International
  • Class Analgesics; Cyclopropanes; Drug withdrawal therapies; Irritable bowel syndrome therapies; Morphinans; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Opioid receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Alcoholism; Opioid abuse
  • No development reported Drug abuse

Most Recent Events

  • 09 Jan 2017 Alkermes completes a phase III trial in Opioid abuse (Combination therapy) in USA (NCT02537574)
  • 01 Apr 2016 Alkermes initiates a phase III trial for Opioid abuse (Combination therapy) in USA (NCT02696434)
  • 31 Mar 2016 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase II/III trial in Opioid abuse released by Alkermes
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