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Can you be allergic to naloxone?

Can you be allergic to naloxone?

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). ...Read more

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Naloxone (Definition)

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I am experiencing shoulder, back, neck pain (severity: severe) (side: both), also headaches, results of 2 car accidents. I have fibro, carpal tunnel, & scoliosis. Is Subutex better for me than narcotics (oxycodone, etc.)?? I'm allergic to naloxone.

Pain management: Consultation is in order: you should not be using Subutex or oxy- products. What makes you think you are allergic to naloxone? Get off all narcotics and consider alternative therapy with a team approach. ...Read more

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Who should not take Narcan (naloxone)?

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Narcan (naloxone) contraindicat: Ones with hypersensitivity to Narcan (naloxone) or similar products. ...Read more

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How fast does Narcan (naloxone) typically work?

Depends on how given: If given intravenously, it works literally in seconds (10-20 seconds to start working, works fully in couple minutes); if given intramuscularly (im) it takes 2-10 minutes to kick in. If given in a nasal spray (which is being used in several communitites to help addicts and their friends treat od) it works in-between IV and im, starting in 1-2 minutes, and taking full effect by 5-10 minutes. ...Read more

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Is there a maxiumum dosage for narcan (naloxone)?

Yes: The maximum dosage for any individual depends on many factors, however the manufacturer oftens states a maximum dosage for certain individuals. There is a maximum dosage for all medications. ...Read more

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What happen if not enough Narcan (naloxone) is given?

What happen if not enough Narcan (naloxone) is given?

Reversal agents: Narcan (naloxone) is used as a reversal agent for opiates. If suboptimal doses are given, then the opiate side effect will not be blocked/reversed. Too much Narcan (naloxone) is also bad. ...Read more

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How long does it take naloxone to get out of my system?

How long does it take naloxone to get out of my system?

Nifty Naloxone: Naloxone, or Narcan (naloxone) is intended to reverse narcotic overdose and is usually given in the vein, muscle or breathing tube (in emergencies). It has a very rapid onset of action but a short life in the body. It's half life is 64 minutes, which means in approximately 4 hours it is completely out of the body primarily through the kidneys. Diminished kidney function could prolong the drug effect. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a maxiumum dose for narcan (naloxone)?

Lexi Drugs answer: From one of the pharmacology books: "if no response is observed after 10 mg total, consider other causes of respiratory depression.". ...Read more

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My roomate is taken naloxone inplace of saboxone. Is this safe?

No.: Your roommate sounds 'complex' and should not be replacing med a with med b; unless directed by a physician! Have your roomie check in with his/her doctor a.S.A.P to reconcile the medical regimen he/she is supposed to be on; and then stick with it! ...Read more

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What is pentazocine naloxone?

What is pentazocine naloxone?

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 probably ok but there are better alternatives. It is a mixed antagonist-agonist which means that it has a reversal effect on some other opiates and it also contains Naloxone which is a direct antagonist to discourage abuse. ...Read more

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Can you take atropine with narcan (naloxone)?

Yes, but why?: Anesthesiologist use these combination occasionally, but under very controlled circumstances. These would be dangerous medications to mix by non anesthesiology trained people ...Read more

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Can Narcan (naloxone) sober up a drunk person?

Depends on the time: It does not make a drunk person undrunk, but it does improve the chances of recovery from alcoholism. ...Read more

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Could Narcan (naloxone) sober up a drunk person?

Could Narcan (naloxone) sober up a drunk person?

Alcohol poisoning.: This is a pretty good summery : <a href="http://wiki. Answers. Com/q/can_you_use_narcan_to_treat_alcohol_poisoning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://wiki. Answers. Com/q/can_you_use_narcan_to_treat_alcohol_poisoning</a>

that said Suboxone in non-acute situations has been shown clinically to curb alcohol craving along with opiate craving, however, it is not approved for alcohol use. ...Read more

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Narcan (Definition)

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