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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

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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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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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?

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

Withdrawal: Immediate and severe withdrawal-nausea, vomitting, severe pain sensations if chronic use. Just waking up otherwise. ...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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Can you tell me the side effects of Narcan IV for overdose of demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) iv?

Narcan (naloxone): Possible: chest pain, fast or irregular heartbeats;
dry cough, feeling short of breath;
sweating, severe nausea or vomiting;
headache, agitation, anxiety, confusion, ringing /ears;
seizure;
feeling like you might pass out; or
weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing (breathing may stop).
http://www. Rxlist. Com/narcan-side-effects-drug-center. Htm. ...Read more

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Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse opiate overdose after cardiac arrest has occurred?

Probably not: Narcan (naloxone) will reverse respiratory arrest. This means that if a person has stopped breathing due to an overdose of Oxycontin or heroin, for example, Narcan (naloxone) can bring back the drive to breathe. If the person doesn't breathe for a long time, though, the heart will stop, which is called cardiac arrest, due to lack of oxygen. Narcan (naloxone) won't fix that. This is why narcotic abuse is so dangerous. ...Read more

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Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse an opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Will Narcan (naloxone) reverse an opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Not completely: Narcan (naloxone) can reverse a narcotic overdose to a point. If someone takes a narcotic overdose, and it is enough to stop breathing, the lack of oxygen and rise in carbon dioxide can cause the heart to stop (cardiac arrest) at that point simply reversing the effect of the narcotic that started the process is not enough, one take additional measures to restore a pulse and resuscitate the patient. ...Read more

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Will Narcan (naloxone) still reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Will Narcan (naloxone) still reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?

Unclear: Usually breathing stops with opiate overdose and then cardiac arrest occurs. Reversing with Narcan (naloxone) may allow breathing to restart, but the cardiac arrest would still have to be treated with CPR and usual measures. Depending on the duration of cardiac arrest attempts may or may not be successful, thus the uncertainty. ...Read more

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Is it possible for Narcan (naloxone) to reverse opiate overdose once a cardiac arrest has occurred?

Is it possible for Narcan (naloxone) to reverse opiate overdose once a cardiac arrest has occurred?

Yes: It is indeed possible. In fact, this is precisely the point of the medication. Once a cardiac arrest has begun, however, removing the effect of the opiate does not necessarily guarantee the end of the cardiac arrest. Often, additional treatment is required. ...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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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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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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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)?

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 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

Dr. Ionel Rad
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Narcan (Definition)

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Overdose (Definition)

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