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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Back pain 1 0
Fibromyalgia 1 1
Substance abuse in family 1 1
Systemic lupus erythematosus 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with naloxone

Side effect Patients
Headaches 1
Withdrawal effects 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking naloxone

Dosage Patients
20 mg 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 3
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 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
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.