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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. ...Read more

Dr. Colin Feeney
277 doctors shared insights

Naloxone (Overview)

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


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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. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ionel Rad
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Narcan (Definition)

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