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Naloxone Drug Test

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Naloxone can be detected in drug tests that specifically include it as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street offers urine testing services that can identify drug use up to a week back. Although it cannot be tested in our hair drug tests, we do offer urine drug testing options that include naloxone in addition to many other substances. Tests can be scheduled by employers or individuals; just choose the location to get a drug test for naloxone and complete the registration. Then you (or whomever you specify) will receive a barcode, which should be presented at the facility when the person arrives for the naloxone drug test. Test results are fast, accurate, and reported securely in our online portal.

About Naloxone

What Is Naloxone?

Naloxone is an opiate antagonist that is used in cases of opiate overdose in order to quickly reduce life-threatening symptoms. This medication is normally administered via nasal spray or injection, and it is effective against drugs like fentanyl, heroin, codeine, morphine, and oxycodone. Naloxone will not have any effect on people who have not used opiates, and is therefore ineffective against drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine. This is generally thought to be a safe drug. Naloxone drug testing may be performed in order to monitor a person’s use of this medication in treatment programs, and Health Street offers several naloxone drug testing options to assist with this process.

Other Names for Naloxone:

Naloxone is commonly known by the brand names of Narcan or Evzio.

Intended Use and Effects:

Naloxone is intended for the quick relief of life-threatening symptoms in cases of opiate overdose, including overdoses of heroin, fentanyl, and many others. Pentazocine naloxone may also be used for pain relief.

Side Effects of Naloxone

As with any drug, side effects are always possible. The side effects of naloxone include symptoms of opioid withdrawal, some of which may include:

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Feeling nauseous
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Changes in mood
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Pain at injection site
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Feeling dizzy
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Runny nose
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Diarrhea
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Chills

Some of the more serious side effects may include changes in heartbeat, hallucinations, and allergic reaction resulting in the swelling of the throat or face.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Naloxone Stay In Your System?

How long naloxone stays in your system is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

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Frequency of use
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Amount used
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User’s metabolism
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User’s age
Will Naloxone Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, naloxone can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. The test that is selected must specifically include naloxone in the panel of drugs being tested.

Why Drug Test for Naloxone?

Since this medication doesn’t affect people who do not have opiates in their system, it is generally considered safe and is not classified as a controlled substance. However, naloxone drug testing is sometimes performed in order to monitor a person’s use of the medication in treatment programs. A positive naloxone drug test may also indicate recent opiate abuse. Health Street offers several different naloxone drug testing options below.

Naloxone Drug Test Options

Health Street offers the following naloxone drug tests. These drug testing options can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a drug testing solution for you.

Citations

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Naloxone. SAMHSA. (2021, July 8). https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/medications-counseling-related-conditions/naloxone.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2021, June 7). Naloxone DrugFacts. National Institute on Drug Abuse. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/naloxone.
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Pentazocine; Naloxone TABLETS. Cleveland Clinic. (2021). https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/drugs/20781-pentazocine-tablets.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2016, February 15). Naloxone injection: MEDLINEPLUS drug information. MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a612022.html.