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Drug information on Narcotan (Naloxone) from Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd.


Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic : Naloxone

Drug Name : Naloxone

Naloxone(arcan) generic Narcotan is an opioid antagonist, prescribed for morphine and most other opioid poisoning. It is used to reverse respiratory depression in the newborn when the mother was administered opioids during labor. It is also indicated for the diagnosis of suspected acute opioid over dosage. It may also be useful in other conditions such as to increase blood pressure in certain types of shock, and central nervous system injuries.
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Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Narcotan may be prescribed

Side effects of Narcotan

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 Narcotan?

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

When is Narcotan not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Narcotan

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 Narcotan

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

Storage Conditions for Narcotan

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

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