Medications


Naloxone Nasal Spray

Brands: Narcan

Uses

For drug overdose.

Instructions

Alternate nostrils each time you use the medicine.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine should only be used by a person who has been trained to recognize when and how it should be used.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Read and carefully follow package instructions for preparing, using and cleaning the pump.

Leave the container in the box until a dose is needed.

Get medical help right away after giving the first dose.

If symptoms return, use another dose in the other nostril every 2-3 minutes. Change sides of the nose with each dose.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • dry nose
  • fever or chills
  • headaches
  • high blood pressure
  • pain in the joints
  • irritation inside the nose
  • nausea
  • rapid heartbeat
  • runny nose
  • shakiness
  • sneezing
  • stomach pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • seizures

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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