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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
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.
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
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
Not long: A few hours. Are you sure you are referring to the right drug? ...Read more
I have been stable taking Bup/Naloxone 8/2, 1/2 tab 3-4 x day for 8 years for pain, but insurance no longer will pay, is there any other med option?
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
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
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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Subutex: Not that I know of the orange one usually has naloxone The naloxone is only minimally absorbed if properly used and the actual allergy figures are about 1 person with a true allergy in 100, 000. There is also a move to make it illegal in your state unless pregnant or have an allergy documented by a board certified allergist ...Read more
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
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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