Active Ingredient(s): Naloxone
FDA Approved: * April 13, 1971
Pharm Company: * ENDO PHARMS
Category: Opioid Dependence

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Narcan Overview

Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan among others, is a medication used to block the effects of opioids.[8] It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose.[8] Naloxone may also be combined with an opioid (in the same pill), to decrease the risk of opioid misuse.[8] Effects begin within two minutes when given intravenously, and within five minutes when injected into a muscle.[8] Another route it can b...

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opiate patch and inhaler

What are opiate inhalers like? What are they given for? ## Hi Olivia, How are you? Upon researching "opiate inhalers" I'm really not finding any specific details outside of nebulized Narcan (Naloxone); which is actually an opioid antagonist used for treating opioid addiction/overdosing and NOT pain. Apparently it works by reversing the effects of opioids. Though regarding "patches", the only one I know of are Fentanyl patches and those are prescribed for severe/chronic pain. Just out of curiosity, where did you hear about opiate inhalers?


pain ## ... ## Hello, Are you referring to Narcan perhaps? If so, Narcan (Naltrexone) Oral belongs to the drug class- opiate antagonists and works in the brain to prevent opiate effects (e.g., feelings of well-being, pain relief). It also decreases the desire to take opiates. It is used as part of a complete treatment program for drug abuse (e.g., compliance monitoring, counseling, behavioral contract, lifestyle changes). This medication may also be used to treat Septic shock and Respiration Disorders. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Naltrexone Details Do you have any more questions?

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can you mix dilaudid, morphine, and vicodine 10/325 in a pain management treatment ## A mix of analgesic medications is often used, when someone requires pain management. In many cases, a long acting medication, such as the time released formulations of Morphine or Oxycodone, is used along with something that works fast, like an immediate release or a regular release opiate, to give better pain control, until the one that will work for the longer period of time can start to work. However, it doesn't usually involve 3 different medications, but this can be necessary in some cases of severe, chronic pain that has not responded to other types of treatment or medications. Have they all been prescribed by the same doctor?


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 0.02mg/ml, 0.4mg/0.4ml, 0.4mg/ml, 1mg/ml, 2mg
  • Powder: 100%
  • Solution: 0.4mg/0.4ml, 0.4mg/0.4ml (0.4mg/0.4ml), 2mg/0.4ml (2mg/0.4ml), 5mg/0.5ml (5mg/0.5ml)
  • Spray: 40mg/ml, 8mg/spray
  • Spray, Metered: 2mg/spray, 4mg/spray
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Narcan: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 50090-2422 Narcan 4 mg/.1ml Nasal Spray by A-s Medication Solutions
  • 55700-457 Narcan 4 mg/.1ml Nasal Spray by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 69547-212 Narcan 2 mg/.1ml Nasal Spray by Adapt Pharma, Inc.
  • 69547-353 Narcan 4 mg/.1ml Nasal Spray by Adapt Pharma, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Naloxone or a similar ingredient: (13 results)

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