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Naloxone

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Naloxone trade nameNarcan
Classificationnarcotic antagonist, opiod antagonist
Action effectsdisplaces narcotic at the receptor sites in the CNS/attaches to the receptors & inhibits narcotics action
IndicationsNarcotic OD, respiratory depression, coma of unknown origin/ man down
contraindicationsHypersensitivity
side effectsN/V seizures, tachycardia, hypertension, diaphoresis, blurred vision, withdrawal
Narcan adult dose2-4 mg IV IO IM ET
Narcan possible dose.05-1mg IV 2mg IM IN titrate to respiration to prevent withdrawal
Peds dose0.1mg/kg IV IM with max of 2mg
Cautionsseizures from withdrawal in chronic opiate users
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