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Naloxone (Narcan)
Class:

Competitive narcotic agonist.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Mechanism of Action:

Binds with narcotic receptor sites, displacing narcotics and blocking their effects.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Indications:

To reverse respiratory depression associated with narcotic overdose.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Contraindications:

Hypersensitivity.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Precautions:

Rapid large doses may cause immediate withdrawals in narcotic dependent patients. Try and administer slower to reverse respiratory depression rather than complete reversal.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Side Effects:

N/V, Hyper/Hypotension, dysrhythmias.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Interactions:

No direct drug interactions, only works with opiate overdose.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Dosage:

0.4mg-2.0mg to a max of 10mg.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Routes:

IV/IM/IN/IO/SQ.

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Naloxone (Narcan)
Notes:

Short half life, always do a patient assessment!

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Naloxone (Narcan)
NH Notes:

First responders/family members now have access to this medication.