Narcan (Naloxone Hydrochloride)
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Naloxone Hydrochloride Information
(nal ox' one)
Before using naloxone injection,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to naloxone injection, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in naloxone injection. Ask your pharmacist or check the manufacturer's patient information for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Many medications that affect your heart or blood pressure may increase the risk that you will develop serious side effects of naloxone injection. Be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had heart, kidney, or liver disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you receive naloxone injection during pregnancy, your doctor may need to monitor your unborn baby carefully after you receive the medication.
- pain, burning, or redness at the injection site
- hot flashes or flushing
- rapid, pounding, or irregular heartbeat
- seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinations)
- loss of consciousness
- signs of opiate withdrawal such as body aches, diarrhea, fast heart beat, fever, runny nose, sneezing, sweating, yawning, nausea, vomiting, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, shivering or trembling, stomach cramps, weakness, and the appearance of hair on the skin standing on end
- crying more than usual (in babies treated with naloxone injection)
- stronger than normal reflexes (in babies treated with naloxone injection)