NYXOID® nasal spray

NYXOID® is not a substitute for emergency medical care. Call 000 immediately before administering naloxone. Additional doses may be required until emergency medical treatment arrives. Ask your pharmacist at the time of purchase.
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About NYXOID® nasal spray

NYXOID® nasal spray is a single-dose nasal spray, containing naloxone. It is used as part of the emergency treatment of an overdose, or possible overdose of heroin or other opioid drugs.1 Opioid drugs might include medications such as:

 

  • buprenorphine
  • codeine
  • dihydrocodeine 
  • fentanyl
  • methadone
  • morphine
  • oxycodone
  • pethidine
  • tapentadol

 

Each pack contains 2 nasal sprays (2 single-dose units). 

 

NYXOID® nasal spray is designed as an emergency rescue treatment only; the user must get emergency medical attention as soon as possible before using NYXOID®.1

 

NYXOID® nasal spray should be carried by anyone at risk of overdosing on an opioid, or witnessing an opioid overdose.1 Carers such as close family or friends should know where to find NYXOID® in case of emergency.

 

What is naloxone? 

NYXOID® nasal spray contains naloxone, which temporarily reverses the effect of opioid drugs.1 Naloxone works by displacing opioid molecules from their receptors in the body and brain. 

The Australian Government is investing in a pilot program available in NSW, WA and SA to make naloxone available free to people who may experience, or witness, an opioid overdose. More information about this pilot can be found here.

 

Reference: 1. NYXOID® nasal spray, Product Information, September 2018.