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trade name
Narcan
class
narcotic antagonist, opioid antagonist
action
displaces narcotics at the receptor sites in the CNS. Attaches to the receptor and inhibits the narcotic Rx
indication
narcotic overdose. Respiratory depression, unresponsive from unknown origin
contraindication
hypersensitivity
side effects
addictive, N/V, Seizures, tachycardia, HTN, diaphoresis, blurred vision, withdrawl
adult dose
2-4 mg IV,IM,IN,ET,IO recommended dose- (0.5-1 mg IV),(2mg IM,IN)
peds dose
0.1 mg/ kg IV/IM max of 2mg
caution
can cause seizure from withdrawl in chronic opiate users
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