Narcan

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Narcan
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2013-11-27 21:30:31
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  1. Nalaoxone
       Classification
    • -Narcotic antagonist
    • -Antidote
  2. Nalaoxone
       Action
    Reverses respiratory and CNS effects of certain narcotics by competing at opiate receptor sites
  3. Nalaoxone
       Indications
    Known or suspected narcotic OD w/ respiratory depression (decreased TV or respiratory rate <12)
  4. Nalaoxone
       Contraindications
    Hypersensitivity
  5. Nalaoxone
       Adverse Effects
    • Cardio
    • Tachycardia
    • Hypertension
    • Dysrhythmias

    • Neuro
    • Seizures
    • Tremors

    • GI
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  6. Nalaoxone
       Administration
    • 0.4-2mg IV/IO/MADD.
    • Titrate to adequate respiratory rate and TV.
    • May rpt every 2 mins to max of 10mg.
  7. Nalaoxone
       Pediatrics
    • <5: 0.01 mg/kg IV/IO/MADD.
    •        Titrate to adequate respiratory rate and TV

    >5: Same as adult dose
  8. Nalaoxone
       Onset
       Duration
    • Onset
    • Immediate-2 mins

    • Duration
    • 20-30 mins
  9. Nalaoxone
       Precaution
    -Be prepared to administer additional doses if respiratory depression returns.

    -Administer prior to intubation.

    -Pts w/ narcotic dependency may experience signs and symptoms of withdrawal.

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