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Drug information on Nalox (Naloxone) from Samarth Pharma Pvt. Ltd.


Samarth Pharma Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Naloxone
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Nalox may be prescribed

Side effects of Nalox

Adverse effects with naloxone occur when it is given to postoperative patients or due to sudden reversal of opioid depression or sudden withdrawal in opioid dependence.

  Potentially Fatal: Severe cardiopulmonary effects in postoperative patients, most frequently in those with preexisting heart disease.

  Heart: Fluid accumulation in the lungs, cardiac arrest or failure, fast heart rate.

  Gastrointestinal: Vomiting, nausea.

  Central Nervous System: Convulsions, tingling, agitation, hallucination, tremulousness.

  Respiratory : Difficulty in breath, respiratory depression.

  Skin : Injection site reactions, sweating.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: Opioid over dosage- The recommended dose is 0.4- to 0.8mg, IV, repeat if needed at 2-3 min intervals. Consider over dosage with other drugs if there is no response after a total of 10 mg has been given.

How to use Nalox?

It is usually given as an injection by a doctor or hospital staff.

When is Nalox not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Nalox

It may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machineries while taking this medication.

•Caution needed for patients physically dependent on opioids, or who have received large doses of opioids (acute withdrawal syndrome may be precipitated), pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Other Precautions for Nalox

Do not change the dosage without your doctor's advice.

Storage Conditions for Nalox

Injection: Store it at room temperature (25°C). Protect from light.

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