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Naloxone (Suboxone)

Also known as Suboxone, Talwin Nx, and Narcan

Naloxone is an opioid inverse agonist drug developed by Sankyo in the 1960s. Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, for example heroin or morphine overdose. Naloxone is specifically used to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system. Naloxone is also experimentally used in the treatment for congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), an extremely rare disorder (1 in 125 million) that renders one unable to feel pain. It is marketed under various trademarks including Narcan, Nalone, and Narcanti, and has sometimes been mistakenly called "naltrexate." It is not to be confused with naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist with qualitatively different effects, used for dependence treatment rather than emergency overdose treatment.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed naloxone to treat depressive or psychotic symptoms, poisoning due to opioids, drug poisoning due to medication, and drug abuse (opioids).

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take naloxone if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking naloxone most commonly experience side effects like headache, drug withdrawal, and insomnia.

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