Completely or partially reversing the effects of narcotics. It may also be used to diagnose overdose of narcotics. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Naloxone is a narcotic antagonist. It works by blocking opiate receptor sites, which reverses or prevents toxic effects of narcotic (opioid) analgesics.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Naloxone . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Naloxone . However, no specific interactions are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Naloxone may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Naloxone as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Naloxone .
If you are addicted to narcotics and are given Naloxone , you may experience WITHDRAWAL symptoms, including abnormal skin sensations; anxiety; diarrhea; fever; goose bumps; nausea; pain; rapid heartbeat; rigid muscles; runny nose; seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there; shivering or tremors; sneezing; sweating; trouble sleeping; and vomiting.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Change in mood; increased sweating; nausea; nervousness; restlessness; trembling; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); dizziness; fainting; fast or irregular pulse; flushing; headache; heart rhythm changes; seizures; sudden chest pain.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Naloxone :
Naloxone is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Naloxone at home, store Naloxone as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Naloxone out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Naloxone . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.