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Infusion (Definition)

An infusion implies a substance administered via IV 2 a person, such as blood (transfusion), antibiotics and pain meds or other meds. Some can be ...Read more


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My roomate is taken naloxone inplace of saboxone. Is this safe?

My roomate is taken naloxone inplace of saboxone. Is this safe?

No.: Your roommate sounds 'complex' and should not be replacing med a with med b; unless directed by a physician! Have your roomie check in with his/her doctor a.S.A.P to reconcile the medical regimen he/she is supposed to be on; and then stick with it! ...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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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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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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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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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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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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Naloxone (Definition)

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Narcan (Definition)

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