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Dr. Colin Feeney
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Naloxone (Definition)

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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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Do you think an intoxicated person who is suicidal when sober will actually take their life if they were drunk at the time?

Do you think an intoxicated person who is suicidal when sober will actually take their life if they were drunk at the time?

Increased risk.: Alcohol and other drug use increases the risk of suicide. A mnemonic is sad persons sex; age; depression; psychosis a/o personality do; e-etoh (alcohol) and other drugs of abuse; previous suicide attempt; organic, ie chronic illness; needy (loss of support, or death). Men 4 times more likely to succed; teens, and young adults or the older one is increases risk; thoughts of suicide, or a plan... ...Read more

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How come this guy says one thing when he's drunk and another thing when he's sober about his feelings towards me?

How come this guy says one thing when he's drunk and another thing when he's sober about his feelings towards me?

Drunk vs sober : People aren't reliable when drunk, and some aren't reliable when sober either. To decide whether you can trust what someone says, it's best to see if his actions match his words for awhile. Although some think of alcohol as being a kind of "truth serum, " it doesn't function that way. Booze tends to make people say & do things they don't mean the next morning. ...Read more

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Is there any way to sober up more quickly while being drunk?

Is there any way to sober up more quickly while being drunk?

Sober up: The rate at which your liver eliminates alcohol is constant, so you cannot sober up any faster when you are drunk. ...Read more

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I feel more like the real me when i'm drunk/stoned than I do when i'm sober. Is this weird?

I feel more like the real me when i'm drunk/stoned than I do when i'm sober. Is this weird?

I would call it sad : Before i would refer to it as "weird". This suggests that you are in an intoxicated (alcohol &/ or drugs) state a fair amount. This may also mean that you feel more disinhibited when intoxicated. Please remember that the effects of your drug & alcohol use are likely to catch up with you at some time. ...Read more

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I have heard people break their hand or wrist when drunk but don't feel it until sober, why?

I have heard people break their hand or wrist when drunk but don't feel it until sober, why?

150 years ago: alcohol was used as an anesthetic for surgeries, before we had chloroform and ether. Alcohol in high doses, when you make someone very drunk, has analgesic and anesthetic effects. However, it is very toxic and is no longer used for that purpose, since we have many safer and more effective agents for both those purposes. ...Read more

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Hello, does everyone twitch when drunk or high? It's my right leg most of the time and it sometimes happens when I'm sober. I rarely drink or smoke

Hello, does everyone twitch when drunk or high? It's my right leg most of the time and it sometimes happens when I'm sober. I rarely drink or smoke

Not Everyone, Dude: That's the neurotraxicolicomental reflex. It indicates that you are best off not imbibing except small amounts socially and certainly staying away from drugs that get you high. This reflex occurs in certain people when the electrophysiology of the drugs interact with the vibrations of the Universe, telling you "Reality is for people who can't handle drugs"--NO!!!--the other way around!! ...Read more

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Can Narcan (naloxone) be effective with a person who takes lortab for pain and drinks alcohol on top of it, and appears to "check out", i.E. Become inarticulate?

Narcan (naloxone): Will precipitously, and in the wrong hands dangerously, reverse the effects of narcotics (not alcohol or other sedative rx). It is unsafe to use in the circumstance you describe, unless under direct medical supervision. ...Read more

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Why can't a person with cerebral palsy have a reversal drug such as narcan (naloxone)?

Why  can't a person with cerebral  palsy  have a reversal drug such  as narcan (naloxone)?

Clarification: Are you asking if Narcan (naloxone) reverses cp? No, it doesn't. Sometimes Botox is used for flexion contractures in hypertonic CP ( increased muscle tone, decreased strength.) sometimes surgery is used for tight heel cords, either spinal or at the heel cords themselves.With hypotonia, low resistance to passive movement & decreased strength, no medication increases tone. Physical & occupational therapy help. ...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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How could a person psychologically feel when he's high/drunk?

Don't understand ?: How could a person feel, or how DO they feel? And high and drunk aren't the same thing. When people are intoxicated on alcohol or sedatives (like xanax, (alprazolam) barbiturates etc.) they are disinhiibted, so it depends on what is underneath. If angry, then that will come out, if sad - they will get sadder, if happy - they get giddy and stupid. High is different for opiates, Cocaine or weed, depends on drug ...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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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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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?

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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Narcan (Definition)

Narcan is a drug that decreases narcotic effects which is a ...Read more