What Are The Uses Of Naloxone?
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist which blocks the effect of opioid on the brain. This is used in the treatment of following conditions:
- Opioid overdose
- Symptoms of an overdose of opioids like unusual sleepiness, breathing problems, pinpoint pupils, low heart beat, low blood pressure etc.
What Are The Side Effects Of Naloxone?
Some common side effects that may be caused by the administration of naloxone are:
- Body aches, sweating
- Sneezing, runny nose
- Weakness, nausea
- Vomiting, stomach cramps
- Diarrhoea, watery eyes
Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.
What Are The Contraindications Of Naloxone?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity towards the drug naloxone or any other allergies.
- Any heart problem, previous heart attack
- Irregular heartbeat