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Naloxone

Naloxone has saved THOUSANDS of Hoosier lives.

How does Naloxone work? It reverses the effects of opioids and can be administered when a person shows symptoms of an overdose. When administered, a person typically shows a response within five minutes but may require additional doses, depending on the type and amount of opioids in his or her system. Naloxone is NOT a substitute for medical attention and that those who administer it are required to call 911. Learn more about Naloxone…

Naloxone is available to anyone. Entities registered on the optIN site provide Naloxone to people who may be at risk of an overdose or those who are close to them. See training opportunities…

Naloxone side effects:

  • Pain (if an injectable form is used)

  • Redness and swelling at the injection site (if an injectable form is used)

  • Sweating

  • Hot flashes

Naloxone reverses opioid effects and may cause sudden withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Sweating

  • Shaking

  • Stomach cramps

  • Muscle twitching

  • Fever

  • Diarrhea

  • Extreme restlessness

  • Runny nose, shivering, sneezing

More severe side effects can occur that may indicate an allergic reaction. Seek emergency treatment immediately if the more severe side effects occur.

  • Pounding heart

  • An irregular heartbeat

  • Seizures

  • Hallucinations

  • A loss of consciousness

*This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

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