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Is there a maxiumum dosage for narcan (naloxone)?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Yes

Current practice is to give 2 mg intravenously, and then you can repeat that twice.
With some narcotics, especially long-acting ones like darvon, Methadone and some others, it may require 5 mg to reverse overdose. Most authorities believe that if 10 mg doesn't reverse, it either isn't narcotics or its too late.

In brief: Yes

Current practice is to give 2 mg intravenously, and then you can repeat that twice.
With some narcotics, especially long-acting ones like darvon, Methadone and some others, it may require 5 mg to reverse overdose. Most authorities believe that if 10 mg doesn't reverse, it either isn't narcotics or its too late.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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