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.

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What are the tests for oxycodone overdose?

Urine drug testing. If a person presents with evidence of an overdose, urine or blood testing can be done to determine the presence or absence of drugs including oxycodone. Read more...

What is the treatment for oxycodone overdose?

Medication/Support. A drug given to compete with the opioid receptor in the nervous system and basic support of circulation and respiration. Read more...
Respiratory failure. If a patient has gone unconscious from oxycodone or unresponsive then it needs to be reversed with naloxone with EMTs have and can also be obtained with a prescription but you would need to have it before you need it. Read more...

I would like to know symptoms of oxycodone overdose?

Complex. Overdose of any narcotic can cause sedation and inadequate respiration, slowed breathing. A person might not be able to speak well or respond appropriately. If it is a combination drug like Percocet which has tylenol (acetaminophen) also you can hurt your liver from tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose. That would make you very ill and possibly jaundiced, yellowed skin. Itching without a rash and nausea are narcotic side effects. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Oxycodone overdose?

Taking too much. An oxycodone overdose would be taking more than the prescribed dose and most likely experiencing side effects which can include sedation, slowed breathing, low blood pressure, low heart rate, cold, clammy skin and weakness. In severe overdoses, one can experience lack of oxygen leading to cyanosis, loss of consciousness and coma. Read more...