Medicine Overview of Narcotan Injection
Uses of Narcotan Injection
Narcotan 400mcg Injection is used in the treatment of opioid toxicity.
Side effects of Narcotan Injection
Nausea, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Vomiting, Increased heart rate, Decreased blood pressure, Dizziness.
How to use Narcotan Injection
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
How Narcotan Injection works
Naloxone belongs to the class of drugs called opioid antagonists. It works by blocking the opioid receptors, does not let opioid drugs act and prevents or reverses the effects of opioids..
In Depth Information on Narcotan Injection
Expert advice for Narcotan Injection
- Consult the doctor if you suffer from heart problems, fits (seizures), have a history of head injury or brain tumor, or if you are addicted to drugs or alcohol.
- It is recommended not to drive or do any activity that requires alertness as naloxone impairs thinking or reaction.
- Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Naloxone does not act against respiratory depression caused by drugs other than opioids.
- Do not drink alcohol if you are taking naloxone.
- Inform the doctor if you are taking any pain killers, sleeping pills (sedatives), narcotic painkillers, or other medicines.
Special precautions for Narcotan 400mcg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Narcotan 400mcg Injection is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Narcotan 400mcg Injection is probably safe to use during lac+more
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
Narcotan 400mcg Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Narcotan 400mcg Injection is probably safe to use in patient+more
s with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Narcotan 400mcg Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
There is limited information available on the use of Narcota+more
n 400mcg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor....
If you miss a dose of Naloxone, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions for Narcotan 400mcg Injection
Frequently asked questions for Naloxone
Q. Is naloxone a controlled substance?
No. Naloxone is not a controlled substance
Q. Is naloxone addictive?
No. Naloxone is not addictive
Q. Is naloxone water soluble?
Yes. Naloxone is soluble in water
Q. Is naloxone absorbed orally?
Yes. Naloxone is relatively well absorbed after oral administration. However, it undergoes extensive first-pass metabolism, making this route of delivery ineffective
Q. Is naloxone in subutex?
No. Naloxone is not present in subutex
Q. Does naloxone block tramadol?
No. naloxone does not block tramadol
Q. Does naloxone cause constipation?
No. Naloxone does not cause constipation
Q. Does naloxone reverse methadone?
Yes. Naloxone reverses the effects of methadone
Q. Does naloxone reverse ketamine?
No. Naloxone does not reverse the effect of ketamine as it is an anaesthetic agent
Q. Does naloxone block buprenorphine?
Naloxone does not block buprenorphine if it is taken in pill form, but when injected or snorted it will.