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Who should not take Narcan (naloxone)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Who should not take Narcan (naloxone)?

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

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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How fast does Narcan (naloxone) typically work?

Depends on how given: If given intravenously, it works literally in seconds (10-20 seconds to start working, works fully in couple minutes); if given intramuscularly (im) it takes 2-10 minutes to kick in. If given in a nasal spray (which is being used in several communitites to help addicts and their friends treat od) it works in-between IV and im, starting in 1-2 minutes, and taking full effect by 5-10 minutes. ...Read more

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Is there a maxiumum dosage for narcan (naloxone)?

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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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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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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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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Could medical assistants give a Narcan (naloxone) injection?

Medical assistant: This might have to do with the particular state law. Paramedics of course give all kinds of injections. If you are a certified medical assistant under the direction and supervision of a prescribing doctor you should be able to do it, . ...Read more

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Are there drugs that can prevent Narcan (naloxone) from working?

Depends: Not to my knowledge. However a large enough dose of narcotics may overwhelm a given amount of narcan (naloxone). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Narcan (naloxone) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Narcan (naloxone) overdose?

Narcan overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug is used. " allergic reaction to naloxone: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat." REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/naloxone. Html ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with Narcan (naloxone) question for nursing?

Unknown: It is not known whether or not Narcan (naloxone) is secreted in breast milk. It should be used with caution. ...Read more

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Is there a point in a heroin od when Narcan (naloxone) can no longer help?

Is there a point in a heroin od when Narcan (naloxone) can no longer help?

Yes: If someone has severly od to where their respiratory depression has cause irreversable brain damage or cardiac arrest then it would be to late. Compare it to near downing, the person is either revived before these things happen and survives or not. There is a point of no return. The body can not survive very long without oxygen. The brains job is to tell the lungs to breath, heroin suppress this. ...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 anyone tell me why centers dispense Narcan (naloxone) to people with heroin overdoses?

Death prevention: Heroin overdose may be lethal. Narcan (naloxone) immediately counteracts opiate intoxication because it is an opiate antagonist. ...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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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 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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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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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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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

Dr. Ionel Rad
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Narcan (Definition)

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