Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection; Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection USP
- It is used to avoid side effects from some drugs.
- It is used to treat some overdoses.
- It may be given to your child for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If your child has an allergy to naloxone or any other part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- If your child is addicted to pain drugs and is given this drug, your child may have signs of withdrawal. Talk with the doctor.
- In infants younger than 4 weeks old who have been getting opioid drugs on a regular basis, sudden withdrawal may be life-threatening if not treated right away. Get medical help right away if your child has a seizure, is crying more than normal, or has increased reflexes.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- If this drug is used during pregnancy, it may cause withdrawal in the unborn baby. A doctor will need to check on the unborn baby after this drug is used.
Nose spray and auto-injector shot:
- After using this drug, overdose symptoms may go away and come back. It is important to get medical help right away after using this drug.
- Very bad side effects have happened when this drug has been given after surgery. This includes high or low blood pressure, abnormal heartbeats, and certain lung or heart problems. Sometimes, these side effects have led to brain problems, coma, and death. Talk with the doctor.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of high or low blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, change in eyesight.
- Chest pain or pressure or a fast heartbeat.
- A heartbeat that does not feel normal.
- Shortness of breath.
- A burning, numbness, or tingling feeling that is not normal.
- Feeling agitated.
- Mood changes.
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Sweating a lot.
- Muscle pain.
- Muscle spasm.
- Dry nose.
- Stuffy nose.
- Runny nose.
- Swelling in the nose.
- Hard stools (constipation).
- Tooth pain.
- Dry skin.
All injection products:
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Irritation where the shot is given.
- Hot flashes.
Nose spray and auto-injector shot:
- Follow how to give this drug as you have been told by your child’s doctor or read the package insert.
- If you will be giving your child the shot, your child’s doctor or nurse will teach you how to give the shot.
- Be sure you know how to use before an emergency happens. Read the package insert and instructions for use that come with this drug. If you have any questions about how to use this drug, talk with the doctor or pharmacist.
- Someone else may have to give this drug. Be sure others know where this drug is stored and how to give it if needed.
- Get medical help right away after using this drug.
- Do not use if this drug is out of date. Get a new one.
- For the nose only.
- Each nasal spray has only 1 dose and cannot be reused. If another dose is needed, you will need to use new nasal spray.
- If using more than 1 dose, switch nostrils with each dose.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle or into the fatty part of the skin.
- Jab straight into the outer thigh as you have been told. This drug may be given through clothes if needed. Inject and hold for as long as you were told.
- Do not use this drug if the solution changes color, is cloudy, or has particles. Get a new one.
- Each auto-injector has only 1 dose. If another dose is needed, you will need to use a second auto-injector.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle, vein, or into the fatty part of the skin.
- Get medical help right away.
- Store in the original container at room temperature.
- Do not freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Store in the case you were given.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.