A 40-year-old member asked:
how can i treat narcotic overdose?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Merlin Larson answered
55 years experience Anesthesiology
Get exper assistance: Stay awake, ask friends to attend at all times until recovered. Administer narcotic antagonist cautiously go to closest er stop using opioid agents.
Answered on Sep 23, 2016
Dr. David Rosenfeld answered
26 years experience Pain Management
ER: You need to be evaluated in an er. Bar can can be given. This can be a life threatening problem. Do not delay getting help.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
Dr. Gabor Racz answered
22 years experience Anesthesiology
ACLS Narcan (naloxone): First acls start IV and give antagonist in repeated small doses. Admit to hospital for medical and psychiatric or psychological evaluation and diagnosis observation as the antagonist may be shorter lasting and re-narcotiztion may occur. Continue with supportive therapy to prevent future events such as narcotic contract and possible detoxification program however remember to be a doctor
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Scott Mackinnon answered
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Increase ventilation: Reverse the effects of narcotic overdose, which may include respiratory depression. Depending on the degree of overdose, you may elect to intubate and mechanically ventilate, or you may verbally command the patient to breathe if he is alert enough. Either way, you want to minimize the adverse effects that the narcotic in question has and support airway, breathing, circulation.
Answered on Jun 24, 2015
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