Displaces narcotics at the receptor sites in the CNS thus reversing symptoms. Once attached inhibits narcotics from attaching or having any physiologic action.
NaloxoneNaloxone Clinical use A (drugs)
A. Combat Respiratory Depression of narcotic dose or super sensitivity. Useful to treat CLL DD H MM PP POT.
Cosine, Loritab, Lomatil, Dilauded, Demirol, Heroin, Morphine, Methadone, Peragoric, Percocet, Percodan, Oxycontin, Talwin (decreased effect)
Naloxone Clinical use B
B; Diagnostic tool in coma of unknown origin.
NaloxoneNaloxone Dose Range
2-4mg IV/IM/IN if no effect 5 minutes after nasal dose 2nd dose should be given IV
Naloxone expected dose
2 mg IM/IN/ IV
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