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How fast does Narcan (naloxone) typically work?

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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Dr. Colin Feeney
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Naloxone (Definition)

Naloxone is a drug that decreases narcotic effects which is a ...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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Is there a maxiumum dosage for narcan (naloxone)?

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 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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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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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 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?

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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Narcan (Definition)

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