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What is the definition or description of: Narcan allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Narcan allergy?

Narcan allergy: Narcan (Naloxone) is used to treat narcotic overdoses. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/pro/narcan. Html ...Read more

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Who should not take Narcan (naloxone)?

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Who should not take Narcan (naloxone)?

Narcan (naloxone) contraindicat: Ones with hypersensitivity to Narcan (naloxone) or similar products. ...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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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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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. ...Read more

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Can narcan (naloxone) cause seizures?

Can narcan (naloxone) cause seizures?

Potentially, yes: A seizure would be very dose dependent and would be unusual, but possible based on the preceding medications on board at time of usage. Other variables contributing would include level of blood electrolytes, serum glucose, history of recreational drug use, alcohol ingestion or sudden cessation, and prior head injury. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is pentazocine/naloxone?

Pain killer: It is a combination of a narcotic pain killer pentazocine with a narcotic antidote (antagonist) naloxone, it is designed that way so in case of injection one would not get desired euphoric effect, i.e. To prevent drug abuse. ...Read more

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How long after a dose, is naloxone detectable in a urine screen?

How long after a dose, is naloxone detectable in a urine screen?

Not predictable: Whether naloxone is detected on a drug screen depends on each individual's body, on how much was taken, on when it was taken, on the quality of the test, on the type of chemicals the test looks for, on the diluteness of the urine, on pure luck, etc... If the person is taking the naloxone appropriately, no worries. Otherwise, stop using the stuff, and then no worries. ...Read more

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Do you need treatmnent for Narcan (naloxone) overdose, or will it run its course?

Narcan (naloxone): Narcan (naloxone) is a short acting narcotic reversal agent.

Because it is short acting it shouldn't take long to leave your system. ...Read more

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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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If too much fentanyl is absorbed from a patch due to microabrasions, is there any way (short of naloxone) to encourage speedy elimination?

If too much fentanyl is absorbed from a patch due to microabrasions, is there any way (short of naloxone) to encourage speedy elimination?

How much too much?: If you are having ANY overdose symptoms, call 800-222-1222 or go to an ER. Call your Dr and don't just hope it will be okay. Don't try to speed elimination w/ home remedies - too risky! Please consider this a priority. ...Read more

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If being tested SPECIFICALLY for naloxone, meaning only naloxone and nothing else, how long would it or its metabolites be detectable on a lab test?

Half life: Thank you for clarifying. To indirectly answer your question, half life of naloxone is about 1.6 hours. Metabolism is in the liver. 75% of all original product and metabolites will be cleared by 3days and over 90% in a week. The reported sensitivity of the serum test is to less than 1%, so extrapolating about 10 days would be required. ...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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Is it possible to overdose on naloxone?

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

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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. ...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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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

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Could Narcan (naloxone) sober up a drunk person?

Could Narcan (naloxone) sober up a drunk person?

Alcohol poisoning.: 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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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

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Can pregnant women take Narcan (naloxone)?

Can pregnant women take Narcan (naloxone)?

Narcan (naloxone): Narcan (naloxone) should be administered my medical professionals with clear indications, if the pregnant female requires treatment with Narcan (naloxone) many factors should be considered:risk/benefit ratio is always important. ...Read more

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Can Narcan (naloxone) cause false negative on blood test?

No: Narcan (naloxone) cannot produce a false negative drug screen. Narcan (naloxone) merely competitively inhibits opioids at the opioid receptor. ...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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Does naloxone block the body's placebo pain-lowering response?

Does naloxone block the body's placebo pain-lowering response?

Narcotic antsgonists: Naloxone is capable of blocking placebo
response since both pain relievers such as morphine and endorphins from placebo both work on mu pain receptors. Naloxone
is short acting, and usually administered
I.V. And/or i.M. Naltrexone is an oral antagonist which works by a different mechanism. ...Read more

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How long does naloxone stay in your urine? For it not to show up in a drug test

Naloxone in urine: This will depend on the testing method used. I would ask the person ordering the test this question. ...Read more

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What are the short and long term effects of acute morphine od with administration of naloxone?

What are the short and long term effects of acute morphine od with administration of naloxone?

Recurrence: The major side effect of overdose is slow to no breathing. Naloxone is used to treat morphine overdose. It is shorter acting than morphine, so depending on doses, the respiratory sedation you get with the od can recur. The main side effect of Naloxone is increased heart rate, BP and rarely pulmonary edema. ...Read more

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When will naloxone be available otc? I know cvs is making plans to sell it otc. They also have approval from fda. Which forms will it be available in?

NALOXONE OTC?: Hello~ Don't hold your breath. A: NEVER. Naloxone is a opoid antagonist and has serious side effects and has to be used judiciously. I would have no problem with trained nurses, or addiction specialists who do not have MD but lay person may be a problem. In best situation heroin addicts should be able to register and if using should have it so that co-users or friends can save life if OD ~
http://harmreduction. Org/issues/overdose-prevention/overview/overdose-basics/understanding-naloxone/ ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 25 year old male from Texas. I recently had an overdose and was revived with narcan (naloxone). Does narcan (naloxone) make you fail a UA for bupornephrine?

Narcan&urine drug: NO! . narcan (naloxone) - nalaxone will show up in drug testing (especially if you are going to an office/clinic that does addiction medicine BUT WILL NOT appear in the standard drug screen for employment. Nalaxone is combined with buprenorphine in the medication Suboxone/Zubsolv/Bunavail. But with your recent revived OD you should be seeking help and be honest if you are in treatment but relapsed ...Read more

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Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

Can naloxone substitute for oxycodone overdose?

No: Naloxone is the antidote to an oxycodone overdose. Naloxone is an opiate-receptor competitive antagonist, which means it blocks the receptors that oxycodone needs to bind to in order to exert its effect. ...Read more

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Naloxone (Definition)

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


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Narcan (Definition)

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