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Medication information

Narcan Nasal 2mg/0.1mL nasal spray

This medication is typically used for opioid toxicity. Its effects can be felt within a few minutes.

Instructions

This product must be used in one nostril. To use:

  • emergency medical assistance (911) must be requested;
  • the patient should be placed in the supine position;
  • provide support to the back of the neck to allow the head to tilt back;
  • the device nozzle should be inserted in either nostril;
  • the piston of the device must be firmly pressed;
  • the device nozzle should be removed from the nostril after use;
  • the patient should be turned on the side.


Generally, this medication is used only as needed. Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:

  • it may affect your heart rate;
  • it may cause diarrhea;
  • it may increase your blood pressure;
  • it may cause nausea or, rarely, vomiting;
  • it may cause heavy perspiration;
  • it may cause shakiness.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your doctor or pharmacist. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.

Storage

As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you smoke, are pregnant, are planning a pregnancy, or are breastfeeding;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.


It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.