Last updated on October 2018

Buprenorphine as Adjunct to Outpatient Induction Onto Vivitrol


Brief description of study

The study will enroll 30 opioid-dependent participants into an open-label pilot outpatient study of methods to facilitate induction and stabilization onto XR-NTX. There will be three different methods of XR-NTX induction using increasing doses of oral naltrexone and buprenophine.

Detailed Study Description

Procedure 1: 5-day induction with increasing doses of oral naltrexone. Participants will receive XR-NTX on day five together with buprenorphine, and will continue receiving buprenorphine for 4 weeks until they receive 2nd XR-NTX dose.

Procedure 2: 10-day induction with buprenorphine administered daily and increasing daily doses of oral naltrexone beginning on day 2 . On day 10 participants will receive XR-NTX dose, and another one 4 weeks later. No buprenorphine will be given beyond day 10.

Procedure 3: 10-day induction with buprenorphine administered daily and increasing daily doses of oral naltrexone beginning on day 2 . On day 10 participants will receive XR-NTX dose, and another one 4 weeks later. Buprenorphine will continue for 4 weeks until the 2nd XR-NTX dose.

All participants will receive weekly therapy with a study psychiatrist. All participants will receive open-label medication.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03113409

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