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- What is naloxone-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for naloxone-injection?
- Is naloxone-injection available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for naloxone-injection?
- What are the uses for naloxone-injection?
- What are the side effects of naloxone-injection?
- What is the dosage for naloxone-injection?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with naloxone-injection?
- Is naloxone-injection safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about naloxone-injection?
What is naloxone-injection, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- Naloxone is a man-made opioid antagonist, which means that it blocks the action of opioid medications such as morphine and related drugs.
- Naloxone works by binding to mu-receptors in the brain that opioids use to produce their effect on pain and other symptoms.
- By binding to mu receptors, naloxone reverses opioid activity in the body.
What brand names are available for naloxone-injection?
Is naloxone-injection available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for naloxone-injection?
What are the uses for naloxone-injection?
Naloxone is used for partial or complete opioid competitive binding of mu-receptors to reverse respiratory depression and to treat opioid overdose symptoms. It is also used to increase blood pressure in people with septic shock.
What are the side effects of naloxone-injection?
Side effects of Naloxone are:
- increase or decrease in blood pressure,
- abnormal heart rate and rhythm,
- troubled breathing,
- cardiac arrest,
- fluid retention in lungs, and
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