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Presentation of Narcan
400mcg in 1ml ampoule
Indications for Narcan
Respiratory depression secondary to narcotics
Contra-Indications of Narcan
Precautions of Narcan
Pre-existing cardiac disease
Side effects of Narcan
- Narcotic reversal may cause vomiting, sweating, tachycardia and hypertension
- May produce acute withdrawal convulsions in the chronic user
- Pulmonary oedema
Re-narcotisation possible as duration of action of narcotic may exceed that of Narcan, may unmask other drugs in the setting of polysubstance intoxication..
Dosages of Narcan - Adult
1.6mg IM to be delivered by 800mg injections at two different sites
Dosage of Narcan - Child
20mcg/kg IM, total max dose = 800mcg
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