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Antidote For Fentanyl
Yes: Current practice is to give 2 mg intravenously, and then you can repeat that twice. With some narcotics, especially long-acting ones like darvon, Methadone and some others, it may require 5 mg to reverse overdose. Most authorities believe that if 10 mg doesn't reverse, it either isn't narcotics or its too late. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antidote: Overdose from lortab is to be taken seriously. There are liver toxicity issues and the opioid overdose issues. You must seek immediate medical care. Both components may cause death. The best is not to overdose . Alway use medication as directed by your md. Make no changes unless approved by your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oxyneo/oxycontin for around-the-clock, ms*ir morphine for breakthrough - is this a safe combination?
Please explain why is Narcan (naloxone) ( narcotic antagonist) given to cancel out stadol in l&d since stadol is not a narcotic ?
Stadol is a narcotic: Narcotic is actually a legal, not a medical term, but stadol (butorphanol) is a synthetic opioid, which acts on the kappa receptors, which are opioid pain receptors, but blocks the mu receptor (another pain receptor) - it is called a mixed agonist/antagonist. The effects of the rug usually don't need to be reversed, but Naloxone (narcan) will block the kappa effects of stadol. ...Read more
No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The $$$$ Digibind (digoxin immune fab)..: Digitalis has been in used for many years...Started in ancient time (the foxglove plant)--and can useful in select patients. Since we have other medical options, digitalis is not that frequently used these days--but we still do. In case of acute/severe toxicity, Digibind (digoxin immune fab) is an antidote available for use, but it is an expensive medication. Consult your doc...Good luck. ...Read more
Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?
Narcan (naloxone): Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats; dry cough, feeling short of breath; sweating, severe nausea or vomiting; headache, agitation, anxiety, confusion, ringing /ears; seizure; feeling like you might pass out; or weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop). http://www.rxlist.com/narcan-side-effects-drug-center.htm. ...Read more