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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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