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

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Arrest

If resuscitation succeeds yes.

In brief: Arrest

If resuscitation succeeds yes.
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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Garner
Dr. John Garner
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