Generic Medicine Info
Special Precautions
Patients physically dependent on opioids, or who have received large doses of opioids (acute withdrawal syndrome may be precipitated). Pregnancy and lactation.
Adverse Reactions
Occur secondarily to reversal (withdrawal) of narcotic analgesia and sedation. Mental depression, apathy, inability to concentrate, sleepiness, irritability, anorexia, nausea, and vomiting in high oral doses during initial treatment of opiate addiction.
Potentially Fatal: Severe cardiopulmonary effects (e.g. hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, dyspnoea, pulmonary oedema, cardiac arrest) in postoperative patients, most frequently in those with preexisting CV disease. Recurrence of respiratory depression in long-acting opioids.
Drug Interactions
Decreased effect of opioid analgesics.
ATC Classification
V03AB15 - naloxone ; Belongs to the class of antidotes. Used in the management of opioid analgesic overdose.
A06AH04 - naloxone ; NULL
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