Medications


Naloxone Auto-Injector

Brands: Evzio

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • drug overdose
  • opioid drug overdose

Instructions

Carefully follow the instructions for preparing this medicine before injection.

Keep medicine at room temperature. Protect from light.

Never use any medicine that has expired.

Discard any remaining medicine after your dose is given.

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.

You or a family member can be trained to give this medicine at home.

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.

Cautions

After using this medicine, go immediately to the nearest medical emergency room.

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

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

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.

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

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
  • fever
  • high blood pressure
  • nausea and vomiting
  • nervousness
  • pain near injection site
  • rapid heartbeat
  • restlessness
  • runny nose
  • stomach pain
  • sweating
  • watering of the eyes
  • weakness

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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