What is naloxone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Narcan Evzio

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See also: Oxycodone-naloxone

Naloxone is usually given by an intravenous infusion and prevents or reverses the effects of opioids including respiratory depression, sedation and hypotension.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
0
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with naloxone

Side effect Patients
Allergic to environment and chemicals 1
Headaches 1
Nausea and vomiting 1
Withdrawal effects 1
Withdrawal reaction 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking naloxone

Dosage Patients
8 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking naloxone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking naloxone

Duration

Currently taking naloxone

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking naloxone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking naloxone after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Naltrexone (Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for naloxone.