Welcome to my drug name pronunciation series! In this episode, I divide naltrexone and Vivitrol into syllables, explain which syllables have the emphasis, and reveal the sources of my information. The written pronunciations are below.
The purpose of my pronunciation episodes is to provide the intended pronunciations of drug names (from reliable sources) so that you feel more confident saying them and less frustrated learning them.
Naltrexone is a prescription medication used to treat both alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. It’s available as an oral tablet and an IM injection.
Naltrexone has 3 syllables: nal TREX one. *Emphasize the 2nd syllable, TREX.
📌 Nal, which rhymes with “pal.”
📌 TREX, which rhymes with Chex (a breakfast cereal sold in the US)
📌 one, as in “I own a motorcycle.”
Vivitrol also has 3 syllables: VIV i trol. *Emphasize the 1st syllable, VIV.
🔵 Viv, as in Vivian (a female first name in the US)
🔵 i, which is the schwa ‘I’ sound (a short “I” sound), like the “I” in the word, “decimal.”
🔵 Trol, which rhymes with fall
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Links from this episode
USP Dictionary Online (aka USAN) **Subscription-based resource
USP Dictionary’s (USAN) pronunciation guide (Source: American Medical Association’s
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