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Dr. Colin Feeney
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Naloxone (Overview)

Naloxone is a drug that decreases narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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What is pentazocine naloxone?

What is pentazocine naloxone?

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.

Dr. Colin Feeney
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Naloxone (Overview)

Naloxone is a drug that decreases narcotic effects which is a kind of pain medication.


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Naloxone, how long to get the drug out of my baby's system?

Naloxone, how long to get the drug out of my baby's system?

Not long: A few hours. Are you sure you are referring to the right drug?

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Any good reasons a dr wouldn't want to trial naloxone/narcan off label for a few doses? (for depersonalization)

Any good reasons a dr wouldn't want to trial naloxone/narcan off label for a few doses? (for depersonalization)

Lack of familiarity: Most physicians who do not want to prescribe a medication off label don't prescribe because of a lack of familiarity or lack of comfort in using a particular medication. Another reason could be lack of education and there you can provide help by providing the doctor with the necessary journal articles. Www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15876908 1. J clin psychopharmacol. 2005 jun;25 (3):267-70. :). There is no particular medical reason not to give the patient a trial on this.

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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.

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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.

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I didn't have any side effect on hi dose naltrexone, could mean I wouldn't have severe s.E. From naloxone? No opiates, offlabel 4 depersonalization

I didn't have any side effect on hi dose naltrexone, could mean I wouldn't have severe s.E. From naloxone? No opiates, offlabel 4 depersonalization

Work with doctor: One cannot make this assumption. Please work with your physician on this and any use of medications -- including off label ones.

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What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

What are the side effects of Narcan IV for an overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Many: Side effects fromnaltrexone include interruptions of heart rythm, rapid heart rate, increase or decrease in blood pressuer; nausea and vomitting; sweating, and withdrawal symptoms if the person has been using the drug. (the brand Narcan (naloxone) has been discontinued in the us).

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Are there any long term effects of naloxone after morphone od?

Are there any long term effects of naloxone after morphone od?

No, only short term.: Naloxone by itself will not cause short-term side effects. However, when used to treat opioid overdose (e.g., morphine), the patient receiving the drug will begin to feel the opioid withdrawal almost instantly. One dose of Naloxone will only last for 1-2 hours, so od patients should receive continuous monitoring and Naloxone administration until the opioid is cleared.

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What is the rationale of bulpurphine in management of opiod dependence? N its combination with naloxone

What is the rationale of bulpurphine in management of opiod dependence? N its combination with naloxone

For Opiate Addiction: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives.

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Is it possible to overdose on naloxone?

No: Naloxone is an opiate antagonist that does not lead to intoxication.

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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.

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Is it possible to overdose on naloxone?

No: Naloxone is an opiate antagonist that does not lead to intoxication.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How long does it take naloxone to get out of my system?

How long does it take naloxone to get out of my system?

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.

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Naloxone, how long to get the drug out of my baby's system?

Not long: A few hours. Are you sure you are referring to the right drug?

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Dr. Ionel Rad
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Narcan (Definition)

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