Narcotan

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Narcotan Information

Narcotan is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Opioid Toxicity. Narcotan also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Narcotan depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Narcotan can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Narcotan are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

In addition, Narcotan's effect is Safe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. Further, the section on Narcotan related warnings talks about Narcotan's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Heart Disease must refrain from the use of Narcotan since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Narcotan are listed in the contraindications section below.

Additionally, Narcotan may also adversely react with other medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Narcotan is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.

  1. Narcotan Benefits & Uses
  2. Narcotan Dosage & How to Take
  3. Narcotan Side Effects
  4. Narcotan Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Narcotan with Other Drugs
  6. Narcotan Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Narcotan
  8. Narcotan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Narcotan Benefits & Uses

Narcotan is used to treat the following -

  1. Opioid Toxicity Primary
  2. Pain killer side effect
  3. Hallucination

Narcotan Dosage & How to Take

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Ingredients of Narcotan

Naloxone

Narcotan Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Narcotan 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

Narcotan Related Warnings

Is the use of Narcotan safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Narcotan without worrying about any side effects.

Safe

Is the use of Narcotan safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can safely use Narcotan.

Safe

What is the effect of Narcotan on the Kidneys?

Narcotan rarely affects the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Narcotan on the Liver?

Narcotan is rarely harmful for the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Narcotan on the Heart?

Narcotan has very mild side effects on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Narcotan with Other Drugs

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

Codeine

Pentazocine

Tramadol

Paracetamol,Codeine

    Paracetamol,Tramadol

      Narcotan Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Narcotan 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 Narcotan

      Is this Narcotan habit forming or addictive?

      Narcotan is not addictive in nature.

      No

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

      Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Narcotan since it will not make you feel sleepy.

      Safe

      Is it safe?

      Yes, but take Narcotan only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      No, Narcotan cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

      Narcotan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Narcotan

      It is safe to take Narcotan with food.

      Safe

      Interaction between Alcohol and Narcotan

      It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Narcotan and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

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

      Narcotan Price and Pack Size

      Narcotan 20 Injection

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      Narcotan 40 Injection

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      Narcotan 400 Injection

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      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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