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Side effect(s) of Naloxone

Read the side effects of Naloxone as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

Other Precautions : *Do not change the dosage without your doctor's advice.

Drug Name : Naloxone

Naloxone(arcan) generic 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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Trade Names for Naloxone

International : 

arcan
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