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

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

If the Narcan (naloxone) can reach the circulation, it will work.
CPR can provide a reduced blood flow that is adequate to reverse the opiate. Injecting the Narcan (naloxone) into the central circulation (jugular or subclavian vein) will further improve its efficacy.

In brief: Yes

If the Narcan (naloxone) can reach the circulation, it will work.
CPR can provide a reduced blood flow that is adequate to reverse the opiate. Injecting the Narcan (naloxone) into the central circulation (jugular or subclavian vein) will further improve its efficacy.
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