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Naloxone Information

Naloxone Benefits & Uses

Naloxone is used to treat the following -

Naloxone Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Naloxone

Naloxone

Naloxone Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Naloxone is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Headache Rare
  3. Dizziness Rare
  4. Anxiety Rare
  5. Insomnia Rare
  6. Chills
  7. Rhinitis
  8. Fatigue Rare
  9. Abdominal Pain Rare
  10. Diarrhoea
  11. Blurred vision
  12. Constipation Rare
  13. Erythema

Naloxone Related Warnings

Is the use of Naloxone safe for pregnant women?

Naloxone is safe for pregnant women.

Safe

Is the use of Naloxone safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can safely use Naloxone.

Safe

What is the effect of Naloxone on the Kidneys?

Naloxone rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Naloxone on the Liver?

Side effects of Naloxone rarely affect the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Naloxone on the Heart?

Naloxone is rarely harmful for the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Naloxone with Other Drugs

Naloxone should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Codeine

Pentazocine

Tramadol

Paracetamol,Codeine

    Paracetamol,Tramadol

      Naloxone Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Naloxone unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Asthma
      2. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
      3. Gastritis
      4. Liver Disease
      5. Heart Disease
      6. Kidney Disease
      7. Blood Infection (Sepsis)

      Frequently asked Questions about Naloxone

      Is this Naloxone habit forming or addictive?

      No, you will not get addicted to Naloxone.

      No

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      Yes, you can operate a vehicle or heavy machinery after taking Naloxone since it does not cause drowsiness.

      Safe

      Is it safe?

      Yes, Naloxone is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      No, Naloxone cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

      Naloxone Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Naloxone

      You can take Naloxone with food.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Naloxone

      Information about the interaction of Naloxone and alcohol is not currently available because this topic has not been researched yet.

      Unknown
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience

      References

      1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 890-892
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 483
      3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Narcan® (naloxone hydrochloride)
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