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can you be allergic to naloxone?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It is possible: It is possible to be allergic to any medication. A medication has other ingredients, such as stabilizers, preservatives, pH buffers, etc..., and a person may be allergic to one of the other ingredients. Also, a person can be ok with the drug, but react to a breakdown product of the drug, or react to a "bound" combination of the drug+substance (the substance may be from the person's own body).
Answered on Jun 10, 2018
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: Allergy has been reported to every single chemical substance known, even with drugs usually used to treat allergy. The allergy is sometimes to something else in the pill or medicine - a preservative, coloring agent or stabilizer. However, without knowing what reaction you had, i can't tell you if its allergy. If you were opiate dependent, and got naloxone, it makes you sick. That is not an allergy.
Answered on Jul 6, 2018
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hypersensitivity: Per Drugs.com “Allergic reactions including urticaria, rhinitis, dyspnea, Quincke's edema, anaphylactic shock “ are very rare (less than 0.01%) REF: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/naloxone-side-effects.html
Answered on Nov 8, 2019

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