Evzio

(naloxone)

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Helps people breathe during an opioid overdose.

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Evzio (naloxone) is used if you think someone has overdosed on opioids and is unconscious. It may cause acute withdrawal symptoms (pain, anxiety, fast breathing) in those who overdosed.

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Quick facts about Evzio
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Evzio (naloxone) can help save the life of someone who has overdosed on opioids.
  • The auto-injector gives voice and visual guidance. Studies show 94% of users correctly gave Evzio (naloxone) without training.
  • Evzio (naloxone) is pre-filled and portable. It's small enough to fit in most pockets.
  • Since Evzio (naloxone) is injected, it can be given through clothing if needed.
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Downsides

  • The Evzio (naloxone) injector device can only be used once and is quite expensive.
  • Evzio (naloxone) has to be given right away and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Get help right away after the first dose, even if the person wakes up.
  • You might need multiple doses if someone's taken a large amount of opioids.
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How it works

Evzio (naloxone) works by reversing the effects of opioids during an overdose. Opioid overdose can lead to problems with breathing and can be life-threatening.

Quick facts about Evzio
  • Drug class: Pain
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Opioid overdose

Dosage forms

  • Injection
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What to expect when you take Evzio (naloxone) for Opioid overdose

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  • Possible side effects
  • Dizziness
  • Redness at injection site
  • Confusion/disorientation
  • Agitation
  • Anger
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Side effect rates for Evzio (naloxone)

From 54 clinical trials of Evzio when taken for opioid overdose

Risks and Warnings for Evzio (naloxone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Dependent or addicted to opioids

    Evzio (naloxone) can cause a sudden opioid withdrawal in those who regularly take opioids. Symptoms can include aggressive behavior, pain, fast heart beat, sweating, irritability, and vomiting. Call emergency medical care right away after you've given someone Evzio (naloxone).