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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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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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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?

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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Could medical assistants give a Narcan (naloxone) injection?

Medical assistant: This might have to do with the particular state law. Paramedics of course give all kinds of injections. If you are a certified medical assistant under the direction and supervision of a prescribing doctor you should be able to do it, . ...Read more

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Are there drugs that can prevent Narcan (naloxone) from working?

Depends: Not to my knowledge. However a large enough dose of narcotics may overwhelm a given amount of narcan (naloxone). ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with Narcan (naloxone) question for nursing?

Unknown: It is not known whether or not Narcan (naloxone) is secreted in breast milk. It should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Is there a point in a heroin od when Narcan (naloxone) can no longer help?

Is there a point in a heroin od when Narcan (naloxone) can no longer help?

Yes: If someone has severly od to where their respiratory depression has cause irreversable brain damage or cardiac arrest then it would be to late. Compare it to near downing, the person is either revived before these things happen and survives or not. There is a point of no return. The body can not survive very long without oxygen. The brains job is to tell the lungs to breath, heroin suppress this. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the uses for the drug called narcan (naloxone)?

Many: Labeled use: complete or partial reversal of opioid drug effects, including respiratory depression; management of known or suspected opioid overdose; diagnosis of suspected opioid dependence or acute opioid overdose unlabeled use: opioid-induced pruritus (from lexi drugs). ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me why centers dispense Narcan (naloxone) to people with heroin overdoses?

Can anyone tell me why centers dispense Narcan (naloxone) to people with heroin overdoses?

Death prevention: Heroin overdose may be lethal. Narcan (naloxone) immediately counteracts opiate intoxication because it is an opiate antagonist. ...Read more

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How fast does Narcan (naloxone) typically work?

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. ...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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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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Can pregnant women take Narcan (naloxone)?

Can pregnant women take Narcan (naloxone)?

Narcan (naloxone): Narcan (naloxone) should be administered my medical professionals with clear indications, if the pregnant female requires treatment with Narcan (naloxone) many factors should be considered:risk/benefit ratio is always important. ...Read more

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Can Narcan (naloxone) cause false negative on blood test?

No: Narcan (naloxone) cannot produce a false negative drug screen. Narcan (naloxone) merely competitively inhibits opioids at the opioid receptor. ...Read more

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Narcan (Definition)

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