NALOXONE is a narcotic blocker. It is used to treat narcotic drug overdose. Compare opioid antagonists.

What is Naloxone?



What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

How should I use this drug?TOP

This medicine is for injection into the outer thigh. It can be injected through clothing if needed. Get emergency medical help right away after giving the first dose of this medicine, even if the person wakes up. You should be familiar with how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a narcotic overdose. Administer according to the printed instructions on the device label or the electronic voice instructions. You should practice using the Trainer injector before this medicine is needed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as newborn for selected conditions, precautions do apply. For infants less than 1 year of age, pinch the thigh muscle while administering.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

This does not apply.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 degrees C (59 and 77 degrees F). Keep this medicine in its outer case until ready to use. Occasionally check the solution through the viewing window of the injector. The solution should be clear. If it is discolored, cloudy, or contains solid particles, replace it with a new injector. Remember to check the expiration date of this medicine regularly. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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