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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in 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 per ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Narcan (naloxone) contraindicat: Ones with hypersensitivity to Narcan (naloxone) or similar products.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: It may cause cardiac arritmias, cardiac arrest and death.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Opiate reversal: Narcan (naloxone) reverses the effects of opiate intoxication.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
It does: Suboxone is a combination of Buprenorphine and naloxone, which is an opiate blocker that takes effect if used intranasally or intravenously. The Nalox ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Mixed Drug: This combination also known as talwin (pentazocine) nx is seldom used as it is relatively more habit-forming than other opioids. Short term use is pro ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Well....: Narcan (naloxone) will reverse the opiate effect if it is circulated by chest compressions; however, if you have a cardiac arrest from an opiate overd ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Not long: A few hours. Are you sure you are referring to the right drug?
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A member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Narcan (naloxone): Yes, it can cause convulsions.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph De Santi
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Arresting Narcan (naloxone): It depends entirely on the method of delivery and the interval circulation during the arrest. The medication will certainly do its pharmacologic acti ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: If the Narcan (naloxone) can reach the circulation, it will work. CPR can provide a reduced blood flow that is adequate to reverse the opiate. Injecti ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lynch
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Suboxone: No it is not drive from opium , opium is a natural occurring plant that produces , among other things, heroin. Suboxone is a purely manufactured synth ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Lack of familiarity: Most physicians who do not want to prescribe a medication off label don't prescribe because of a lack of familiarity or lack of comfort in using ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gofeld
31 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: As any opiod Avinza (morphine) has significant risk for addiction.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
No: This combination also known as talwin (pentazocine) nx is seldom used as it is relatively more habit-forming than other opioids. Short term use is pro ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Gras
Dr. Troy Gras answered
20 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Naloxone is the antidote to an oxycodone overdose. Naloxone is an opiate-receptor competitive antagonist, which means it blocks the receptors that ox ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
no: Lorazepam is a sedative / hypnotic, and is potentially habituating if taken regularly for a long time period. Opiates typically refer to narcotics wh ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It just is!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Buprenex (buprenorphine): It is Buprenorphine used in high doses >2mgm to control moderate acute pain in non opoid totrant patient in lower deses. It is also used in high doses ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaymin Chang
20 years experience in Anesthesiology
It CAN be...: ...If the person was becoming inarticulate and "checking out" as a result of narcosis from the lortab. Narcan (naloxone) is an IV opioid receptor ant ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson answered
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Not for pain: It is a relatively sedating serotonin blocking agent - a reuptake inhibitor and antagonist. Used most often for sleep - or rarely at lower does - for ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Really fast: If Narcan (naloxone) is given IV to overcome an opiate od, the effects are almost immediate. If it is given im the response is slower.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
No: Methadone is a narcotic and an effective pain medication for patients with chronic pain. It is also used to maintain opioid addicts in order to preve ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Like any other drug: Suboxone is a medication used in the treatment of opioid addiction. If you experience serious side effect: allergic reaction with difficulty of brea ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate recept ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Naloxone: Is contained within suboxone. Are you referring to naltrexone? It is safe and some might consider superior but there has to be a period of detoxific ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Narcan (naloxone) is specifically used to reverse the effects of narcotics and other similar medications. It has no "reversing" effect on alcohol.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Depends on the time : It does not make a drunk person undrunk, but it does improve the chances of recovery from alcoholism.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
Oxycontin: Absolutely. There is no question....It is possible, even easy to get addicted to oxycontin. These drugs are intended for short term use because of t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
See below: Hydrocodone is an opioid agonist.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Work with doctor: One cannot make this assumption. Please work with your physician on this and any use of medications -- including off label ones.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many: Side effects fromnaltrexone include interruptions of heart rythm, rapid heart rate, increase or decrease in blood pressuer; nausea and vomitting; swea ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Escobar
8 years experience in Family Medicine
No, only short term.: Naloxone by itself will not cause short-term side effects. However, when used to treat opioid overdose (e.g., morphine), the patient receiving the dr ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience in Addiction Medicine
See below: Narcan (naloxone) would not work because of its short half life. Ultra low dose Naltrexone might lower dosage (0.25 mg once or twice daily) otherwis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Cant answer in: 400 spaces. Maintenance therapies, previously only with methadone, have improved the lifespan, health and social well-being of hundreds of thousands o ... Read More
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