Opioid Overdose Antidote Recalled

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A popular opioid overdose antidote, Naxolone, has been recalled by the manufacturer. The drug has been found to be contaminated with particulate matter.

The Food and Drug Administration reported that the drug’s manufacturer, Hospira, issued a voluntary nationwide recall of the drug because of the presence of embedded and loose particulate matter on the syringes’ plungers. Patients who received Naxolone could have adverse reactions as a result, such as allergic reactions, tissue ischemia, and pulmonary emboli. Fortunately, the company has not received any reports of adverse reactions.

Naxolone is a drug that is available for intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous injections. It can completely or partially reverse an overdose of opioids. If someone has stopped breathing because of an overdose, it can quickly restore respiration. It can also help with septic shock. Because of the current opioid epidemic in the U.S., many first responders carry the drug, and it is available without a prescription in many areas.

If you have been harmed as a result of taking a prescription drug, you should speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you obtain fair compensation for your medical issues. Call the defective prescription drug attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation.

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