Active ingredients: naloxone
What it is used for
This product accepted for registration as 'currently supplied' at the time of commencement of the Act. Approval for listing of these goods as Pharmaceutical Benefits were approved as specified in the letter of 29 October 1992 from Dr Alex Proudfoot. Indications: For the complete or partial reversal of narcotic depression, including respiratory depression, induced by natural and synthetic opioids including propoxyphene, methadone and the narcotic-antagonist analgesics such as nalbuphine, methadone and butorphanol. INDICATIONS AS AT 8 January 2004: Naloxone is indicated for the complete or partial reversal of opioid depression, including respiratory depression, induced by natural and synthetic opioids including propoxyphene, methadone, codeine, morphine and heroin, and the mixed opioid agonist-antagonist analgesics such as pentazocine. Naloxone is also indicated for the diagnosis of suspected acute opioid overdosage.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless liquid free from visible particulate matter.
Do I need a prescription?
These medicine packs are available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
- 5x400 microgram/1mL pack
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for these medicines. You can ask your pharmacist. This medicine is
- 5x400 microgram/1mL(E) pack
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient naloxone
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems