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Nalmefene Hydrochloride Solution for injection

Additional titles for this drug

Revex 0.1mg/ml Solution for Injection, Revex 1mg/ml Solution for Injection

What is this medicine?

NALMEFENE (NAL muh feen) is a narcotic blocker. It is used to treat narcotic drug overdose.

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for injection into a muscle, injection under the skin, or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • fast, irregular heartbeat

  • high blood pressure

  • pain that was controlled by narcotic pain medicine

  • seizures

  • stomach cramps

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • aches and pains

  • diarrhea

  • fever or chills

  • irritable, nervous, restless

  • nausea, vomiting

  • runny nose

  • sweating

  • trembling

  • weak

What may interact with this medicine?

  • flumazenil

  • nalbuphine

  • narcotic medicines for pain

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • drug abuse or addiction

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to nalmefene, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

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400 1st Avenue West
Newton, IA 50208

Ph. 641-792-3528
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Mon-Fri: 8:30am-6:30pm
Sat: 9:00am-1:30pm
Sun: Closed

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