Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 016636/001.

Names and composition

"NARCAN" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NALOXONE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
016636/001 NARCAN NALOXONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.4MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
016636/002 NARCAN NALOXONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 0.02MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
016636/003 NARCAN NALOXONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTABLE/INJECTION 1MG per ML **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
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What are the uses for the drug called Narcan?
Aside from being used to counter Overdoses of Morphine and Opium, what are it's other uses. and what are the dangers of it? Please name sources. Asked by Cortney Mesick 1 year ago.

Narcan is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates. The drug binds to the opiate receptors in the body and prevents morphine, oxycodone, demerol, and other opiate-type drugs from binding to the receptors. For that reason, Narcan can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is used extensively in the field by paramedics to reverse overdoses of heroin. We also use it in the hospital on patients whose respirations are depressed from opiate pain relief. Narcan can also inhibit the effects of PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan if given prior to their administration. Finally, Narcan can reduce gastritis and esophagitis associated with opioid therapy during mechanical ventilation. It's important to remember that Narcan's use can bring about serious side effects when administered to an opiate dependent individual. Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (sweating), hypertension, seizures, and cardiac arrest have all been reported. Answered by Valda Williston 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: NALOXONE - INJECTION (nal-OX-own) BRAND NAME(S): Narcan Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein or muscle. The dose may be repeated as needed or this may be continuously infused depending on your condition and the purpose it is being used. This medication must be used under close medical supervision so the dose can be adjusted to the response. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: narcotic pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. NOTES: This medication can cause withdrawal symptoms in persons addicted to narcotic pain relievers. Answered by Maragaret Jung 1 year ago.

This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur Usually used for overdose patients, in order to get the drugs out of their system faster. Answered by Eveline Kravitz 1 year ago.

What Is Narcan Used For Answered by Deshawn Sweigard 1 year ago.


Has any one ever heard of narcan? if so, what is it used for?
Asked by Lavonia Schlemmer 1 year ago.

NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride injection), is an opioid antagonist. Mostly given to patients whom may have overdosed on morphine, heroin or other opioids. However, patients in "Septic Shock" may also be prescribed this drug. It is most commonly injected intravenously for fastest action. The drug generally acts within a minute, and its effects may last up to 45 minutes. According to it's pharmacodynamics, naloxone has an extremely high affinity for μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Naloxone is a μ-opioid receptor competitive antagonist, and its rapid blockade of those receptors often produces rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone also has an antagonist action, though with a lower affinity, at κ- and δ-opioid receptors. Furthermore, adverse events associated with the postoperative use of NARCAN are listed by organ system and in decreasing order of frequency as follows: -Cardiac Disorders: pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or failure, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. -Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, nausea -Nervous System Disorders: convulsions, paraesthesia, grand mal convulsion -Psychiatric Disorders: agitation, hallucination, tremulousness -Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea, respiratory depression, hypoxia -Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: nonspecific injection site reactions, sweating -Vascular Disorders: hypertension, hypotension, hot flushes or flushing. Good Luck! Answered by Gabriele Venier 1 year ago.

Narcan can reverse the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin and even Demerol. In my early days of pediatric practice, sometimes a newborn would be very sluggish as a result to drugs given to the mother during labor. Narcan usually brought them back. Obstetric anesthesia has improved since then, and I needed to use Narcan much less frequently when attending deliveries later in my career. Answered by Elisha Buxbaum 1 year ago.

it is used to treat opiate overdose. it reverses the effects of narcotics, including respiratory depression. Answered by Kindra Nealon 1 year ago.


Does Narcan cross the placental barrier?
This is for a paramedic class....not for my personal information but for an educational reason. Please don't tell me to look it up on the Internet - I was hoping that somebody in EMS or the healthcare related field could help me out. Thank you. Asked by Abraham Dassow 1 year ago.

Narcan does cross the placental barrier. So when narcan is given to a pregnant opiate addict, the fetus may be thrown into withdrawal. So discretion is advised. However, if the mother is not breathing then the fetus is not recieving oxygen. That is an indication to provide narcan. You could always start off at 0.4mg then go up from there, until she starts breathing, or yelling at you for getting rid of her high. Answered by Nigel Maraia 1 year ago.

Webmd says: This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Mose Lavene 1 year ago.

Yes it does....it is also pregnancy class B medicine so it has no adverse effects on the fetus that is known.....because when they test medications for the pregnancy risks they test on animals and class B is no adverse effects on animals and that is it not tested on humans. Answered by Homer Callagher 1 year ago.

Look it up on the internet. If it says not to use it when pg, it does cross. Answered by Lia Kaighn 1 year ago.

Most likely it would, then you will have 2 pissed off patients. Answered by Freddy Partmann 1 year ago.

i'm thinking no.... Answered by Shannon Strutton 1 year ago.


Can 2 full doses of Narcan put someone into Cardiac Arrest?
Asked by Cher Whittenton 1 year ago.

Yes, it can, but it is not common and is usually linked to a pre-existing condition. Please see the reference below. "As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it." For starters, opiate wirthdraw does not kill you; however, it may make you feel like you are dying. Secondly, narcan is not a pill and is not commonly prescribed for outpatient use. It is an injeectable drug that is used in emergent situations to antagonize the effects of narcotics and prevent someone from dying from hypoemia associated with a narcotic overdose. Thirdly, narcan is to be titrated to the return of spontaneous respirations. "Slamming" narcan is a good way to get assasulted by your "patient" and is considered bad form. As per the NIH: Abrupt postoperative reversal of opioid depression may result in nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremulousness, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, seizures, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest which may result in death. Excessive doses of NARCAN in postoperative patients may result in significant reversal of analgesia and may cause agitation (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION; Usage in Adults-Postoperative Opioid Depression). Several instances of hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest have been reported in postoperative patients. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. These have occurred in patients most of whom had pre-existing cardiovascular disorders or received other drugs which may have similar adverse cardiovascular effects. Although a direct cause and effect relationship has not been established, NARCAN should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease or patients who have received medications with potential adverse cardiovascular effects, such as hypotension, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pulmonary edema. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of pulmonary edema associated with the use of NARCAN is similar to neurogenic pulmonary edema, i.e., a centrally mediated massive catecholamine response leading to a dramatic shift of blood volume into the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in increased hydrostatic pressures. Answered by Esperanza Kreeger 1 year ago.

Not usually. It works on receptors in the brain to block effects of narcotics. Dosage is usually 2mg and most likely won't cause arrest. In some cases multiple doses are need to reverse affects of narcotics. There is a side effect of ventricular arrhythmias, but very highly unlikely and I have never heard it happen. It is most likely a cause of cardiac hx and not the Narcan. Answered by Chassidy Ziglar 1 year ago.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. MISSED DOSE: It is important that each dose be taken as needed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Trinh Macisaac 1 year ago.

As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it. Answered by Barbera Erving 1 year ago.


Does anybody know where i can purchase narcan drug?
"narcan" is used in hospitals by doctors to reverse the effects of an overdose. (used to save lifes). Asked by Kimberlee Borden 1 year ago.

Narcan is the trade name, naloxone is the generic name of the drug. If my memory is correct, it only comes in the IV form. The drug is readily available in the hospital setting, but not at your local pharmacy. The better question is WHY would you need naloxone? Answered by Danna Gribbin 1 year ago.

I can't conceive as to why a provider would prescribe Naloxone/Narcan, out of an emergency room or anesthesia setting. It can be very hazardous to use in that it can also precipitate withdrawal and is relatively short acting compared to the duration of action of the narcotic targeted. Hence it requires follow up dosing.........a slippery slope. Your run of the mill pharmacy would likely, have to special order it. Best bet...The recipient should be hospitalized if that profoundly "narcotized". Answered by Monika Uong 1 year ago.

I don't know why you would want to buy Narcan. But you do have to have a valid prescription to get it. I just doubt any doctor will give it to you. No prescription? If you try to purchase it, it is felony prescription fraud. Answered by Mei Earnhardt 1 year ago.


Will Narcan reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?
Asked by Zack Kutchie 1 year ago.

That person was dead wrong. Ok, first of all, allow me to explain Narcan...it's drug that blocks the bodys absorbtion of narcotics...simple as that. You could shoot anyone with Narcan, if they aren't on the drug, it won't do anything to them, if they are they will lose their high as the drug will no longer affect them. Now, about your question: Narcan WILL cancel out what's left of the drug, HOWEVER if the heart has stopped, and the drug cannot circulate, it may not work as well...but CPR can fix that. Here's the problem: MOST overdoses go into cardiac arrest not because the heart stops, but because the person stops breathing...and when you stop breathing everything else shuts down. Here's the bottom line: If they haven't been down too long, they can be revived, but Narcan alone cannot save someone who is already in cardiac arrest. If they've been down too long there will be too much damage to reverse, even with Narcan and an effort to bring them back. Answered by Veronica Boruvka 1 year ago.

The paramedic is right. IF the ambulance gets there soon enough after the person arrests, then there is a CHANCE of survival. Narcan will knock out the opiate, but damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys may have already occurred. Answered by Gearldine Hillan 1 year ago.

NO no no!!! Narcan is only to be used if the person under situations where a person has received morphine in a clinical setting and they are having a reaction to it. Not for overdose; they will need advanced cardiac life saving with a defibrillator and ACLS drugs. Answered by Shawanda Maiello 1 year ago.


Can IM administration of Narcan in a cardiac arrest victim be helpful?
Asked by Isobel Seller 1 year ago.

Narcan is used in respiratory failure due to opiate overdose. It will help as it stops the opiate's resp depression abilities. It does nothing specific for the heart. It is given IV in most cases. Answered by Tora Maslow 1 year ago.

Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It is given through an IV to reverse the effects of pain medications that can suppress the respiratory system or, if a patient cannot be aroused because they are heavily sedated. This is NOT used during a cardiac arrest. On of the adverse reactions of Narcan can cause ventricular fibrillation , this condition would result in a cardiac arrest. In this situation, a code would be called. I hope that this helps. Answered by Jc Rafidi 1 year ago.

Hey there! Narcan, as is mentioned by the others, is an antidote for narcotics. It is not, however, listed in any ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) protocols as a treatment for cardiac arrest. If someone is in cardiac arrest, anything given IM is futile until adequate circulation is restored. Hope this helps! Answered by Jeffie Vareschi 1 year ago.

Narcan is used for narcotic overdoses. At least in NYS, it is not in our protocol to use it in the event of cardiac arrest. In fact, if used on someone with a cardiac history, which we do not always have knowledge of depending on the circumstances, there is a risk. Answered by Lewis Munsterman 1 year ago.

Narcan is an antidote to opiate-based drugs (morphine, fentanyl). If a person has not ingested these drugs (or taken them in another manner), Narcan will not have any effect. It is often given in situations where a person has overdosed on drugs of this nature. EMT Answered by Chanell Florencio 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of narcan IV for overdose of demerol IV?
When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42.... Asked by Ruby Talayumptewa 1 year ago.

When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42. Is this normal? Usually normal does not appply to me. Answered by Kyoko Rudolph 1 year ago.

Naloxone 0.1 mg/kg or Narcan is usually given IV to counteract or almost instantaneously reverse ALL of the opiate effects- not just the respiratory depression of the analgesic- Demerol and other narcotics. There are usually no side effects of Narcan. Actually it's a life-saver. I had to have a hysterectomy at 32. And a bladder lift at 36. Your hysterectomy, vomiting,and diarrhea have nothing to do with your overdose nor the Narcan. Urinary incontinence has many causes. One of them is childbirth and pregnancy and poor support from the pelvic floor muscles. Your bladder and pelvic floor muscles communicate with each other to help hold urine in the bladder without leaking. In women, the bladder and uterus (womb) lie close to one another and are supported by the same muscles and ligaments. Any surgery that involves a woman's reproductive system — for example, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) — runs the risk of damaging the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence. Answered by Shayna Bredeson 1 year ago.

This I happen to know. Demerol can be administered either way. When administered IV, the drug takes effect immediately [depending on the strength] IM, about 15 min. 50mg to 100mg are the preferred dosage. Side effects include foggy brain, thick tongue and not being able to say "no", sexually speaking. I know this first hand. Enjoy the feeling. Answered by Maurice Weasel 1 year ago.

Well I think that you should go to your family dr. and see what they say! Answered by Jordon Wallwork 1 year ago.


Could Narcan given at the hospital skew a toxicology report and possibly hide a pain medication drug overdose?
Asked by Hershel Matusiewicz 1 year ago.

No. Narcan only acts as an inhibitor of the narcotics, it doesn't remove them from the blood. Narcan attaches itself to the nerve receptors that respond to narcotics and doesn't allow the narcotics to bind to those receptors, thereby keeping the body from responding to them. Answered by Hyacinth Miralles 1 year ago.

VERY in all likelihood. Hydrocodone is hassle-free for intense facet effects, yet while it somewhat is an overdose then he likely has taken the drug previously and is familiar with the way it impacts him. Bloody diarrhea is the main substantial clue that he desires scientific interest at present! After his restoration, he might might desire to be dealt with for drug dependancy and melancholy - because of the fact he took too plenty on purpose Answered by Janean Moustafa 1 year ago.


What are the uses for the drug called Narcan?
Aside from being used to counter Overdoses of Morphine and Opium, what are it's other uses. and what are the dangers of it? Please name sources. Asked by Avery Carini 1 year ago.

Narcan is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates. The drug binds to the opiate receptors in the body and prevents morphine, oxycodone, demerol, and other opiate-type drugs from binding to the receptors. For that reason, Narcan can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is used extensively in the field by paramedics to reverse overdoses of heroin. We also use it in the hospital on patients whose respirations are depressed from opiate pain relief. Narcan can also inhibit the effects of PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan if given prior to their administration. Finally, Narcan can reduce gastritis and esophagitis associated with opioid therapy during mechanical ventilation. It's important to remember that Narcan's use can bring about serious side effects when administered to an opiate dependent individual. Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (sweating), hypertension, seizures, and cardiac arrest have all been reported. Answered by Polly Kwilosz 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: NALOXONE - INJECTION (nal-OX-own) BRAND NAME(S): Narcan Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein or muscle. The dose may be repeated as needed or this may be continuously infused depending on your condition and the purpose it is being used. This medication must be used under close medical supervision so the dose can be adjusted to the response. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: narcotic pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. NOTES: This medication can cause withdrawal symptoms in persons addicted to narcotic pain relievers. Answered by Mitchel Coover 1 year ago.

This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur Usually used for overdose patients, in order to get the drugs out of their system faster. Answered by Shelby Pontiff 1 year ago.

What Is Narcan Used For Answered by Debbi Furr 1 year ago.


Has any one ever heard of narcan? if so, what is it used for?
Asked by Joetta Maietta 1 year ago.

NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride injection), is an opioid antagonist. Mostly given to patients whom may have overdosed on morphine, heroin or other opioids. However, patients in "Septic Shock" may also be prescribed this drug. It is most commonly injected intravenously for fastest action. The drug generally acts within a minute, and its effects may last up to 45 minutes. According to it's pharmacodynamics, naloxone has an extremely high affinity for μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Naloxone is a μ-opioid receptor competitive antagonist, and its rapid blockade of those receptors often produces rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone also has an antagonist action, though with a lower affinity, at κ- and δ-opioid receptors. Furthermore, adverse events associated with the postoperative use of NARCAN are listed by organ system and in decreasing order of frequency as follows: -Cardiac Disorders: pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or failure, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. -Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, nausea -Nervous System Disorders: convulsions, paraesthesia, grand mal convulsion -Psychiatric Disorders: agitation, hallucination, tremulousness -Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea, respiratory depression, hypoxia -Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: nonspecific injection site reactions, sweating -Vascular Disorders: hypertension, hypotension, hot flushes or flushing. Good Luck! Answered by Sima Haggins 1 year ago.

Narcan can reverse the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin and even Demerol. In my early days of pediatric practice, sometimes a newborn would be very sluggish as a result to drugs given to the mother during labor. Narcan usually brought them back. Obstetric anesthesia has improved since then, and I needed to use Narcan much less frequently when attending deliveries later in my career. Answered by Sachiko Gudgel 1 year ago.

it is used to treat opiate overdose. it reverses the effects of narcotics, including respiratory depression. Answered by Eveline Brzostowski 1 year ago.


Does Narcan cross the placental barrier?
This is for a paramedic class....not for my personal information but for an educational reason. Please don't tell me to look it up on the Internet - I was hoping that somebody in EMS or the healthcare related field could help me out. Thank you. Asked by Joyce Bomberger 1 year ago.

Narcan does cross the placental barrier. So when narcan is given to a pregnant opiate addict, the fetus may be thrown into withdrawal. So discretion is advised. However, if the mother is not breathing then the fetus is not recieving oxygen. That is an indication to provide narcan. You could always start off at 0.4mg then go up from there, until she starts breathing, or yelling at you for getting rid of her high. Answered by Dong Muenchow 1 year ago.

Webmd says: This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Agatha Heideman 1 year ago.

Yes it does....it is also pregnancy class B medicine so it has no adverse effects on the fetus that is known.....because when they test medications for the pregnancy risks they test on animals and class B is no adverse effects on animals and that is it not tested on humans. Answered by Roxanne Biesinger 1 year ago.

Look it up on the internet. If it says not to use it when pg, it does cross. Answered by Chuck Vanhouten 1 year ago.

Most likely it would, then you will have 2 pissed off patients. Answered by Augustine Cavrak 1 year ago.

i'm thinking no.... Answered by Mellisa Detraglia 1 year ago.


Can 2 full doses of Narcan put someone into Cardiac Arrest?
Asked by Jung Vangieson 1 year ago.

Yes, it can, but it is not common and is usually linked to a pre-existing condition. Please see the reference below. "As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it." For starters, opiate wirthdraw does not kill you; however, it may make you feel like you are dying. Secondly, narcan is not a pill and is not commonly prescribed for outpatient use. It is an injeectable drug that is used in emergent situations to antagonize the effects of narcotics and prevent someone from dying from hypoemia associated with a narcotic overdose. Thirdly, narcan is to be titrated to the return of spontaneous respirations. "Slamming" narcan is a good way to get assasulted by your "patient" and is considered bad form. As per the NIH: Abrupt postoperative reversal of opioid depression may result in nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremulousness, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, seizures, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest which may result in death. Excessive doses of NARCAN in postoperative patients may result in significant reversal of analgesia and may cause agitation (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION; Usage in Adults-Postoperative Opioid Depression). Several instances of hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest have been reported in postoperative patients. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. These have occurred in patients most of whom had pre-existing cardiovascular disorders or received other drugs which may have similar adverse cardiovascular effects. Although a direct cause and effect relationship has not been established, NARCAN should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease or patients who have received medications with potential adverse cardiovascular effects, such as hypotension, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pulmonary edema. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of pulmonary edema associated with the use of NARCAN is similar to neurogenic pulmonary edema, i.e., a centrally mediated massive catecholamine response leading to a dramatic shift of blood volume into the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in increased hydrostatic pressures. Answered by Donette Tretera 1 year ago.

Not usually. It works on receptors in the brain to block effects of narcotics. Dosage is usually 2mg and most likely won't cause arrest. In some cases multiple doses are need to reverse affects of narcotics. There is a side effect of ventricular arrhythmias, but very highly unlikely and I have never heard it happen. It is most likely a cause of cardiac hx and not the Narcan. Answered by Marge Depolito 1 year ago.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. MISSED DOSE: It is important that each dose be taken as needed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Elaine Pangelinan 1 year ago.

As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it. Answered by Lillie Underkofler 1 year ago.


Does anybody know where i can purchase narcan drug?
"narcan" is used in hospitals by doctors to reverse the effects of an overdose. (used to save lifes). Asked by Emiko Norise 1 year ago.

Narcan is the trade name, naloxone is the generic name of the drug. If my memory is correct, it only comes in the IV form. The drug is readily available in the hospital setting, but not at your local pharmacy. The better question is WHY would you need naloxone? Answered by Shona Remfert 1 year ago.

I can't conceive as to why a provider would prescribe Naloxone/Narcan, out of an emergency room or anesthesia setting. It can be very hazardous to use in that it can also precipitate withdrawal and is relatively short acting compared to the duration of action of the narcotic targeted. Hence it requires follow up dosing.........a slippery slope. Your run of the mill pharmacy would likely, have to special order it. Best bet...The recipient should be hospitalized if that profoundly "narcotized". Answered by Jeff Transue 1 year ago.

I don't know why you would want to buy Narcan. But you do have to have a valid prescription to get it. I just doubt any doctor will give it to you. No prescription? If you try to purchase it, it is felony prescription fraud. Answered by Narcisa Wood 1 year ago.


Will Narcan reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?
Asked by Brenda Ennis 1 year ago.

That person was dead wrong. Ok, first of all, allow me to explain Narcan...it's drug that blocks the bodys absorbtion of narcotics...simple as that. You could shoot anyone with Narcan, if they aren't on the drug, it won't do anything to them, if they are they will lose their high as the drug will no longer affect them. Now, about your question: Narcan WILL cancel out what's left of the drug, HOWEVER if the heart has stopped, and the drug cannot circulate, it may not work as well...but CPR can fix that. Here's the problem: MOST overdoses go into cardiac arrest not because the heart stops, but because the person stops breathing...and when you stop breathing everything else shuts down. Here's the bottom line: If they haven't been down too long, they can be revived, but Narcan alone cannot save someone who is already in cardiac arrest. If they've been down too long there will be too much damage to reverse, even with Narcan and an effort to bring them back. Answered by Albert Brumett 1 year ago.

The paramedic is right. IF the ambulance gets there soon enough after the person arrests, then there is a CHANCE of survival. Narcan will knock out the opiate, but damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys may have already occurred. Answered by Boyd Hadler 1 year ago.

NO no no!!! Narcan is only to be used if the person under situations where a person has received morphine in a clinical setting and they are having a reaction to it. Not for overdose; they will need advanced cardiac life saving with a defibrillator and ACLS drugs. Answered by Laure Zenzen 1 year ago.


Can IM administration of Narcan in a cardiac arrest victim be helpful?
Asked by Mercedes Mistretta 1 year ago.

Narcan is used in respiratory failure due to opiate overdose. It will help as it stops the opiate's resp depression abilities. It does nothing specific for the heart. It is given IV in most cases. Answered by Dean Sonkin 1 year ago.

Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It is given through an IV to reverse the effects of pain medications that can suppress the respiratory system or, if a patient cannot be aroused because they are heavily sedated. This is NOT used during a cardiac arrest. On of the adverse reactions of Narcan can cause ventricular fibrillation , this condition would result in a cardiac arrest. In this situation, a code would be called. I hope that this helps. Answered by Vennie Ganis 1 year ago.

Hey there! Narcan, as is mentioned by the others, is an antidote for narcotics. It is not, however, listed in any ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) protocols as a treatment for cardiac arrest. If someone is in cardiac arrest, anything given IM is futile until adequate circulation is restored. Hope this helps! Answered by Ayanna Cornick 1 year ago.

Narcan is used for narcotic overdoses. At least in NYS, it is not in our protocol to use it in the event of cardiac arrest. In fact, if used on someone with a cardiac history, which we do not always have knowledge of depending on the circumstances, there is a risk. Answered by Eldon Moffitt 1 year ago.

Narcan is an antidote to opiate-based drugs (morphine, fentanyl). If a person has not ingested these drugs (or taken them in another manner), Narcan will not have any effect. It is often given in situations where a person has overdosed on drugs of this nature. EMT Answered by Ione Gaudin 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of narcan IV for overdose of demerol IV?
When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42.... Asked by Glenna Meares 1 year ago.

When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42. Is this normal? Usually normal does not appply to me. Answered by Chung Mourning 1 year ago.

Naloxone 0.1 mg/kg or Narcan is usually given IV to counteract or almost instantaneously reverse ALL of the opiate effects- not just the respiratory depression of the analgesic- Demerol and other narcotics. There are usually no side effects of Narcan. Actually it's a life-saver. I had to have a hysterectomy at 32. And a bladder lift at 36. Your hysterectomy, vomiting,and diarrhea have nothing to do with your overdose nor the Narcan. Urinary incontinence has many causes. One of them is childbirth and pregnancy and poor support from the pelvic floor muscles. Your bladder and pelvic floor muscles communicate with each other to help hold urine in the bladder without leaking. In women, the bladder and uterus (womb) lie close to one another and are supported by the same muscles and ligaments. Any surgery that involves a woman's reproductive system — for example, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) — runs the risk of damaging the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence. Answered by Phoebe Radel 1 year ago.

This I happen to know. Demerol can be administered either way. When administered IV, the drug takes effect immediately [depending on the strength] IM, about 15 min. 50mg to 100mg are the preferred dosage. Side effects include foggy brain, thick tongue and not being able to say "no", sexually speaking. I know this first hand. Enjoy the feeling. Answered by Dorie Eskola 1 year ago.

Well I think that you should go to your family dr. and see what they say! Answered by Waldo Harlor 1 year ago.


Could Narcan given at the hospital skew a toxicology report and possibly hide a pain medication drug overdose?
Asked by Ardath Truxler 1 year ago.

No. Narcan only acts as an inhibitor of the narcotics, it doesn't remove them from the blood. Narcan attaches itself to the nerve receptors that respond to narcotics and doesn't allow the narcotics to bind to those receptors, thereby keeping the body from responding to them. Answered by Audra Cajigas 1 year ago.

VERY in all likelihood. Hydrocodone is hassle-free for intense facet effects, yet while it somewhat is an overdose then he likely has taken the drug previously and is familiar with the way it impacts him. Bloody diarrhea is the main substantial clue that he desires scientific interest at present! After his restoration, he might might desire to be dealt with for drug dependancy and melancholy - because of the fact he took too plenty on purpose Answered by Juliet Augustin 1 year ago.


What are the uses for the drug called Narcan?
Aside from being used to counter Overdoses of Morphine and Opium, what are it's other uses. and what are the dangers of it? Please name sources. Asked by Britany Waligora 1 year ago.

Narcan is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates. The drug binds to the opiate receptors in the body and prevents morphine, oxycodone, demerol, and other opiate-type drugs from binding to the receptors. For that reason, Narcan can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is used extensively in the field by paramedics to reverse overdoses of heroin. We also use it in the hospital on patients whose respirations are depressed from opiate pain relief. Narcan can also inhibit the effects of PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan if given prior to their administration. Finally, Narcan can reduce gastritis and esophagitis associated with opioid therapy during mechanical ventilation. It's important to remember that Narcan's use can bring about serious side effects when administered to an opiate dependent individual. Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (sweating), hypertension, seizures, and cardiac arrest have all been reported. Answered by Dorcas Paschke 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: NALOXONE - INJECTION (nal-OX-own) BRAND NAME(S): Narcan Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein or muscle. The dose may be repeated as needed or this may be continuously infused depending on your condition and the purpose it is being used. This medication must be used under close medical supervision so the dose can be adjusted to the response. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: narcotic pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. NOTES: This medication can cause withdrawal symptoms in persons addicted to narcotic pain relievers. Answered by Raelene Freiseis 1 year ago.

This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur Usually used for overdose patients, in order to get the drugs out of their system faster. Answered by Suzy Juhasz 1 year ago.

What Is Narcan Used For Answered by Maricruz Dammad 1 year ago.


Has any one ever heard of narcan? if so, what is it used for?
Asked by Theron Dechant 1 year ago.

NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride injection), is an opioid antagonist. Mostly given to patients whom may have overdosed on morphine, heroin or other opioids. However, patients in "Septic Shock" may also be prescribed this drug. It is most commonly injected intravenously for fastest action. The drug generally acts within a minute, and its effects may last up to 45 minutes. According to it's pharmacodynamics, naloxone has an extremely high affinity for μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Naloxone is a μ-opioid receptor competitive antagonist, and its rapid blockade of those receptors often produces rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone also has an antagonist action, though with a lower affinity, at κ- and δ-opioid receptors. Furthermore, adverse events associated with the postoperative use of NARCAN are listed by organ system and in decreasing order of frequency as follows: -Cardiac Disorders: pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or failure, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. -Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, nausea -Nervous System Disorders: convulsions, paraesthesia, grand mal convulsion -Psychiatric Disorders: agitation, hallucination, tremulousness -Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea, respiratory depression, hypoxia -Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: nonspecific injection site reactions, sweating -Vascular Disorders: hypertension, hypotension, hot flushes or flushing. Good Luck! Answered by Shavonda Pefferkorn 1 year ago.

Narcan can reverse the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin and even Demerol. In my early days of pediatric practice, sometimes a newborn would be very sluggish as a result to drugs given to the mother during labor. Narcan usually brought them back. Obstetric anesthesia has improved since then, and I needed to use Narcan much less frequently when attending deliveries later in my career. Answered by Vilma Ospina 1 year ago.

it is used to treat opiate overdose. it reverses the effects of narcotics, including respiratory depression. Answered by Melia Reck 1 year ago.


Does Narcan cross the placental barrier?
This is for a paramedic class....not for my personal information but for an educational reason. Please don't tell me to look it up on the Internet - I was hoping that somebody in EMS or the healthcare related field could help me out. Thank you. Asked by Willetta Ruggiano 1 year ago.

Narcan does cross the placental barrier. So when narcan is given to a pregnant opiate addict, the fetus may be thrown into withdrawal. So discretion is advised. However, if the mother is not breathing then the fetus is not recieving oxygen. That is an indication to provide narcan. You could always start off at 0.4mg then go up from there, until she starts breathing, or yelling at you for getting rid of her high. Answered by Riley Emmitt 1 year ago.

Webmd says: This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Le Leimer 1 year ago.

Yes it does....it is also pregnancy class B medicine so it has no adverse effects on the fetus that is known.....because when they test medications for the pregnancy risks they test on animals and class B is no adverse effects on animals and that is it not tested on humans. Answered by Lyndsay Fecher 1 year ago.

Look it up on the internet. If it says not to use it when pg, it does cross. Answered by Mao Cogburn 1 year ago.

Most likely it would, then you will have 2 pissed off patients. Answered by Raven Sensibaugh 1 year ago.

i'm thinking no.... Answered by Roseann Turntine 1 year ago.


Can 2 full doses of Narcan put someone into Cardiac Arrest?
Asked by Mao Ogami 1 year ago.

Yes, it can, but it is not common and is usually linked to a pre-existing condition. Please see the reference below. "As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it." For starters, opiate wirthdraw does not kill you; however, it may make you feel like you are dying. Secondly, narcan is not a pill and is not commonly prescribed for outpatient use. It is an injeectable drug that is used in emergent situations to antagonize the effects of narcotics and prevent someone from dying from hypoemia associated with a narcotic overdose. Thirdly, narcan is to be titrated to the return of spontaneous respirations. "Slamming" narcan is a good way to get assasulted by your "patient" and is considered bad form. As per the NIH: Abrupt postoperative reversal of opioid depression may result in nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremulousness, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, seizures, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest which may result in death. Excessive doses of NARCAN in postoperative patients may result in significant reversal of analgesia and may cause agitation (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION; Usage in Adults-Postoperative Opioid Depression). Several instances of hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest have been reported in postoperative patients. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. These have occurred in patients most of whom had pre-existing cardiovascular disorders or received other drugs which may have similar adverse cardiovascular effects. Although a direct cause and effect relationship has not been established, NARCAN should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease or patients who have received medications with potential adverse cardiovascular effects, such as hypotension, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pulmonary edema. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of pulmonary edema associated with the use of NARCAN is similar to neurogenic pulmonary edema, i.e., a centrally mediated massive catecholamine response leading to a dramatic shift of blood volume into the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in increased hydrostatic pressures. Answered by Dwayne Ranildi 1 year ago.

Not usually. It works on receptors in the brain to block effects of narcotics. Dosage is usually 2mg and most likely won't cause arrest. In some cases multiple doses are need to reverse affects of narcotics. There is a side effect of ventricular arrhythmias, but very highly unlikely and I have never heard it happen. It is most likely a cause of cardiac hx and not the Narcan. Answered by Adrienne Hiles 1 year ago.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. MISSED DOSE: It is important that each dose be taken as needed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Sun Galyan 1 year ago.

As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it. Answered by Ron Brakeman 1 year ago.


Does anybody know where i can purchase narcan drug?
"narcan" is used in hospitals by doctors to reverse the effects of an overdose. (used to save lifes). Asked by Majorie Kinsella 1 year ago.

Narcan is the trade name, naloxone is the generic name of the drug. If my memory is correct, it only comes in the IV form. The drug is readily available in the hospital setting, but not at your local pharmacy. The better question is WHY would you need naloxone? Answered by Carley Elway 1 year ago.

I can't conceive as to why a provider would prescribe Naloxone/Narcan, out of an emergency room or anesthesia setting. It can be very hazardous to use in that it can also precipitate withdrawal and is relatively short acting compared to the duration of action of the narcotic targeted. Hence it requires follow up dosing.........a slippery slope. Your run of the mill pharmacy would likely, have to special order it. Best bet...The recipient should be hospitalized if that profoundly "narcotized". Answered by Tora Taus 1 year ago.

I don't know why you would want to buy Narcan. But you do have to have a valid prescription to get it. I just doubt any doctor will give it to you. No prescription? If you try to purchase it, it is felony prescription fraud. Answered by Claudine Olckhart 1 year ago.


Will Narcan reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?
Asked by Estela Meleski 1 year ago.

That person was dead wrong. Ok, first of all, allow me to explain Narcan...it's drug that blocks the bodys absorbtion of narcotics...simple as that. You could shoot anyone with Narcan, if they aren't on the drug, it won't do anything to them, if they are they will lose their high as the drug will no longer affect them. Now, about your question: Narcan WILL cancel out what's left of the drug, HOWEVER if the heart has stopped, and the drug cannot circulate, it may not work as well...but CPR can fix that. Here's the problem: MOST overdoses go into cardiac arrest not because the heart stops, but because the person stops breathing...and when you stop breathing everything else shuts down. Here's the bottom line: If they haven't been down too long, they can be revived, but Narcan alone cannot save someone who is already in cardiac arrest. If they've been down too long there will be too much damage to reverse, even with Narcan and an effort to bring them back. Answered by Akiko Kabus 1 year ago.

The paramedic is right. IF the ambulance gets there soon enough after the person arrests, then there is a CHANCE of survival. Narcan will knock out the opiate, but damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys may have already occurred. Answered by Berneice Placencia 1 year ago.

NO no no!!! Narcan is only to be used if the person under situations where a person has received morphine in a clinical setting and they are having a reaction to it. Not for overdose; they will need advanced cardiac life saving with a defibrillator and ACLS drugs. Answered by Sara Porten 1 year ago.


Can IM administration of Narcan in a cardiac arrest victim be helpful?
Asked by Pearl Strozzi 1 year ago.

Narcan is used in respiratory failure due to opiate overdose. It will help as it stops the opiate's resp depression abilities. It does nothing specific for the heart. It is given IV in most cases. Answered by Winter Hesler 1 year ago.

Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It is given through an IV to reverse the effects of pain medications that can suppress the respiratory system or, if a patient cannot be aroused because they are heavily sedated. This is NOT used during a cardiac arrest. On of the adverse reactions of Narcan can cause ventricular fibrillation , this condition would result in a cardiac arrest. In this situation, a code would be called. I hope that this helps. Answered by Tomika Ambagis 1 year ago.

Hey there! Narcan, as is mentioned by the others, is an antidote for narcotics. It is not, however, listed in any ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) protocols as a treatment for cardiac arrest. If someone is in cardiac arrest, anything given IM is futile until adequate circulation is restored. Hope this helps! Answered by Hosea Carstens 1 year ago.

Narcan is used for narcotic overdoses. At least in NYS, it is not in our protocol to use it in the event of cardiac arrest. In fact, if used on someone with a cardiac history, which we do not always have knowledge of depending on the circumstances, there is a risk. Answered by Carla Bicknase 1 year ago.

Narcan is an antidote to opiate-based drugs (morphine, fentanyl). If a person has not ingested these drugs (or taken them in another manner), Narcan will not have any effect. It is often given in situations where a person has overdosed on drugs of this nature. EMT Answered by Amberly Durian 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of narcan IV for overdose of demerol IV?
When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42.... Asked by Eldon Birkhimer 1 year ago.

When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42. Is this normal? Usually normal does not appply to me. Answered by Holley Szekely 1 year ago.

Naloxone 0.1 mg/kg or Narcan is usually given IV to counteract or almost instantaneously reverse ALL of the opiate effects- not just the respiratory depression of the analgesic- Demerol and other narcotics. There are usually no side effects of Narcan. Actually it's a life-saver. I had to have a hysterectomy at 32. And a bladder lift at 36. Your hysterectomy, vomiting,and diarrhea have nothing to do with your overdose nor the Narcan. Urinary incontinence has many causes. One of them is childbirth and pregnancy and poor support from the pelvic floor muscles. Your bladder and pelvic floor muscles communicate with each other to help hold urine in the bladder without leaking. In women, the bladder and uterus (womb) lie close to one another and are supported by the same muscles and ligaments. Any surgery that involves a woman's reproductive system — for example, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) — runs the risk of damaging the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence. Answered by Retta Wichert 1 year ago.

This I happen to know. Demerol can be administered either way. When administered IV, the drug takes effect immediately [depending on the strength] IM, about 15 min. 50mg to 100mg are the preferred dosage. Side effects include foggy brain, thick tongue and not being able to say "no", sexually speaking. I know this first hand. Enjoy the feeling. Answered by Teressa Schnepf 1 year ago.

Well I think that you should go to your family dr. and see what they say! Answered by Jene Borris 1 year ago.


Could Narcan given at the hospital skew a toxicology report and possibly hide a pain medication drug overdose?
Asked by Dwayne Ruggiano 1 year ago.

No. Narcan only acts as an inhibitor of the narcotics, it doesn't remove them from the blood. Narcan attaches itself to the nerve receptors that respond to narcotics and doesn't allow the narcotics to bind to those receptors, thereby keeping the body from responding to them. Answered by Minna Form 1 year ago.

VERY in all likelihood. Hydrocodone is hassle-free for intense facet effects, yet while it somewhat is an overdose then he likely has taken the drug previously and is familiar with the way it impacts him. Bloody diarrhea is the main substantial clue that he desires scientific interest at present! After his restoration, he might might desire to be dealt with for drug dependancy and melancholy - because of the fact he took too plenty on purpose Answered by Ismael Brandolino 1 year ago.


What are the uses for the drug called Narcan?
Aside from being used to counter Overdoses of Morphine and Opium, what are it's other uses. and what are the dangers of it? Please name sources. Asked by Yee Garde 1 year ago.

Narcan is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates. The drug binds to the opiate receptors in the body and prevents morphine, oxycodone, demerol, and other opiate-type drugs from binding to the receptors. For that reason, Narcan can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is used extensively in the field by paramedics to reverse overdoses of heroin. We also use it in the hospital on patients whose respirations are depressed from opiate pain relief. Narcan can also inhibit the effects of PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan if given prior to their administration. Finally, Narcan can reduce gastritis and esophagitis associated with opioid therapy during mechanical ventilation. It's important to remember that Narcan's use can bring about serious side effects when administered to an opiate dependent individual. Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (sweating), hypertension, seizures, and cardiac arrest have all been reported. Answered by Mitzie Edgehill 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: NALOXONE - INJECTION (nal-OX-own) BRAND NAME(S): Narcan Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein or muscle. The dose may be repeated as needed or this may be continuously infused depending on your condition and the purpose it is being used. This medication must be used under close medical supervision so the dose can be adjusted to the response. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: narcotic pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. NOTES: This medication can cause withdrawal symptoms in persons addicted to narcotic pain relievers. Answered by Audrea Branton 1 year ago.

This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur Usually used for overdose patients, in order to get the drugs out of their system faster. Answered by Curt Giandomenico 1 year ago.

What Is Narcan Used For Answered by Roxanna Needs 1 year ago.


Has any one ever heard of narcan? if so, what is it used for?
Asked by Sabine Thay 1 year ago.

NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride injection), is an opioid antagonist. Mostly given to patients whom may have overdosed on morphine, heroin or other opioids. However, patients in "Septic Shock" may also be prescribed this drug. It is most commonly injected intravenously for fastest action. The drug generally acts within a minute, and its effects may last up to 45 minutes. According to it's pharmacodynamics, naloxone has an extremely high affinity for μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Naloxone is a μ-opioid receptor competitive antagonist, and its rapid blockade of those receptors often produces rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone also has an antagonist action, though with a lower affinity, at κ- and δ-opioid receptors. Furthermore, adverse events associated with the postoperative use of NARCAN are listed by organ system and in decreasing order of frequency as follows: -Cardiac Disorders: pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or failure, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. -Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, nausea -Nervous System Disorders: convulsions, paraesthesia, grand mal convulsion -Psychiatric Disorders: agitation, hallucination, tremulousness -Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea, respiratory depression, hypoxia -Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: nonspecific injection site reactions, sweating -Vascular Disorders: hypertension, hypotension, hot flushes or flushing. Good Luck! Answered by Rebbeca Deschamps 1 year ago.

Narcan can reverse the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin and even Demerol. In my early days of pediatric practice, sometimes a newborn would be very sluggish as a result to drugs given to the mother during labor. Narcan usually brought them back. Obstetric anesthesia has improved since then, and I needed to use Narcan much less frequently when attending deliveries later in my career. Answered by Tomas Hampshire 1 year ago.

it is used to treat opiate overdose. it reverses the effects of narcotics, including respiratory depression. Answered by Jennie Nick 1 year ago.


Does Narcan cross the placental barrier?
This is for a paramedic class....not for my personal information but for an educational reason. Please don't tell me to look it up on the Internet - I was hoping that somebody in EMS or the healthcare related field could help me out. Thank you. Asked by Monserrate Arms 1 year ago.

Narcan does cross the placental barrier. So when narcan is given to a pregnant opiate addict, the fetus may be thrown into withdrawal. So discretion is advised. However, if the mother is not breathing then the fetus is not recieving oxygen. That is an indication to provide narcan. You could always start off at 0.4mg then go up from there, until she starts breathing, or yelling at you for getting rid of her high. Answered by Roscoe Lamattina 1 year ago.

Webmd says: This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Cora Crooker 1 year ago.

Yes it does....it is also pregnancy class B medicine so it has no adverse effects on the fetus that is known.....because when they test medications for the pregnancy risks they test on animals and class B is no adverse effects on animals and that is it not tested on humans. Answered by Ricardo Elefritz 1 year ago.

Look it up on the internet. If it says not to use it when pg, it does cross. Answered by Mora Kessinger 1 year ago.

Most likely it would, then you will have 2 pissed off patients. Answered by Toshiko Ercolano 1 year ago.

i'm thinking no.... Answered by Salvatore Eberl 1 year ago.


Can 2 full doses of Narcan put someone into Cardiac Arrest?
Asked by Isobel Daner 1 year ago.

Yes, it can, but it is not common and is usually linked to a pre-existing condition. Please see the reference below. "As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it." For starters, opiate wirthdraw does not kill you; however, it may make you feel like you are dying. Secondly, narcan is not a pill and is not commonly prescribed for outpatient use. It is an injeectable drug that is used in emergent situations to antagonize the effects of narcotics and prevent someone from dying from hypoemia associated with a narcotic overdose. Thirdly, narcan is to be titrated to the return of spontaneous respirations. "Slamming" narcan is a good way to get assasulted by your "patient" and is considered bad form. As per the NIH: Abrupt postoperative reversal of opioid depression may result in nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremulousness, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, seizures, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest which may result in death. Excessive doses of NARCAN in postoperative patients may result in significant reversal of analgesia and may cause agitation (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION; Usage in Adults-Postoperative Opioid Depression). Several instances of hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest have been reported in postoperative patients. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. These have occurred in patients most of whom had pre-existing cardiovascular disorders or received other drugs which may have similar adverse cardiovascular effects. Although a direct cause and effect relationship has not been established, NARCAN should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease or patients who have received medications with potential adverse cardiovascular effects, such as hypotension, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pulmonary edema. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of pulmonary edema associated with the use of NARCAN is similar to neurogenic pulmonary edema, i.e., a centrally mediated massive catecholamine response leading to a dramatic shift of blood volume into the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in increased hydrostatic pressures. Answered by Christal Wattley 1 year ago.

Not usually. It works on receptors in the brain to block effects of narcotics. Dosage is usually 2mg and most likely won't cause arrest. In some cases multiple doses are need to reverse affects of narcotics. There is a side effect of ventricular arrhythmias, but very highly unlikely and I have never heard it happen. It is most likely a cause of cardiac hx and not the Narcan. Answered by Patrick Hertzel 1 year ago.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. MISSED DOSE: It is important that each dose be taken as needed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Leslie Deguise 1 year ago.

As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it. Answered by Branden Alquesta 1 year ago.


Does anybody know where i can purchase narcan drug?
"narcan" is used in hospitals by doctors to reverse the effects of an overdose. (used to save lifes). Asked by Deloris Jording 1 year ago.

Narcan is the trade name, naloxone is the generic name of the drug. If my memory is correct, it only comes in the IV form. The drug is readily available in the hospital setting, but not at your local pharmacy. The better question is WHY would you need naloxone? Answered by Vernon Yepiz 1 year ago.

I can't conceive as to why a provider would prescribe Naloxone/Narcan, out of an emergency room or anesthesia setting. It can be very hazardous to use in that it can also precipitate withdrawal and is relatively short acting compared to the duration of action of the narcotic targeted. Hence it requires follow up dosing.........a slippery slope. Your run of the mill pharmacy would likely, have to special order it. Best bet...The recipient should be hospitalized if that profoundly "narcotized". Answered by Maire Pekar 1 year ago.

I don't know why you would want to buy Narcan. But you do have to have a valid prescription to get it. I just doubt any doctor will give it to you. No prescription? If you try to purchase it, it is felony prescription fraud. Answered by Lurlene Montante 1 year ago.


Will Narcan reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?
Asked by Alma Mogan 1 year ago.

That person was dead wrong. Ok, first of all, allow me to explain Narcan...it's drug that blocks the bodys absorbtion of narcotics...simple as that. You could shoot anyone with Narcan, if they aren't on the drug, it won't do anything to them, if they are they will lose their high as the drug will no longer affect them. Now, about your question: Narcan WILL cancel out what's left of the drug, HOWEVER if the heart has stopped, and the drug cannot circulate, it may not work as well...but CPR can fix that. Here's the problem: MOST overdoses go into cardiac arrest not because the heart stops, but because the person stops breathing...and when you stop breathing everything else shuts down. Here's the bottom line: If they haven't been down too long, they can be revived, but Narcan alone cannot save someone who is already in cardiac arrest. If they've been down too long there will be too much damage to reverse, even with Narcan and an effort to bring them back. Answered by Chrystal Camara 1 year ago.

The paramedic is right. IF the ambulance gets there soon enough after the person arrests, then there is a CHANCE of survival. Narcan will knock out the opiate, but damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys may have already occurred. Answered by Francine Fornea 1 year ago.

NO no no!!! Narcan is only to be used if the person under situations where a person has received morphine in a clinical setting and they are having a reaction to it. Not for overdose; they will need advanced cardiac life saving with a defibrillator and ACLS drugs. Answered by Sherell Banaszak 1 year ago.


Can IM administration of Narcan in a cardiac arrest victim be helpful?
Asked by Luna Lipka 1 year ago.

Narcan is used in respiratory failure due to opiate overdose. It will help as it stops the opiate's resp depression abilities. It does nothing specific for the heart. It is given IV in most cases. Answered by Bethanie Profitt 1 year ago.

Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It is given through an IV to reverse the effects of pain medications that can suppress the respiratory system or, if a patient cannot be aroused because they are heavily sedated. This is NOT used during a cardiac arrest. On of the adverse reactions of Narcan can cause ventricular fibrillation , this condition would result in a cardiac arrest. In this situation, a code would be called. I hope that this helps. Answered by Martin Bucke 1 year ago.

Hey there! Narcan, as is mentioned by the others, is an antidote for narcotics. It is not, however, listed in any ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) protocols as a treatment for cardiac arrest. If someone is in cardiac arrest, anything given IM is futile until adequate circulation is restored. Hope this helps! Answered by Irma Bilello 1 year ago.

Narcan is used for narcotic overdoses. At least in NYS, it is not in our protocol to use it in the event of cardiac arrest. In fact, if used on someone with a cardiac history, which we do not always have knowledge of depending on the circumstances, there is a risk. Answered by Jackie Phung 1 year ago.

Narcan is an antidote to opiate-based drugs (morphine, fentanyl). If a person has not ingested these drugs (or taken them in another manner), Narcan will not have any effect. It is often given in situations where a person has overdosed on drugs of this nature. EMT Answered by Son Foushee 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of narcan IV for overdose of demerol IV?
When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42.... Asked by Kaylee Zirkle 1 year ago.

When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42. Is this normal? Usually normal does not appply to me. Answered by Loreta Piccolo 1 year ago.

Naloxone 0.1 mg/kg or Narcan is usually given IV to counteract or almost instantaneously reverse ALL of the opiate effects- not just the respiratory depression of the analgesic- Demerol and other narcotics. There are usually no side effects of Narcan. Actually it's a life-saver. I had to have a hysterectomy at 32. And a bladder lift at 36. Your hysterectomy, vomiting,and diarrhea have nothing to do with your overdose nor the Narcan. Urinary incontinence has many causes. One of them is childbirth and pregnancy and poor support from the pelvic floor muscles. Your bladder and pelvic floor muscles communicate with each other to help hold urine in the bladder without leaking. In women, the bladder and uterus (womb) lie close to one another and are supported by the same muscles and ligaments. Any surgery that involves a woman's reproductive system — for example, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) — runs the risk of damaging the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence. Answered by Lucretia Antis 1 year ago.

This I happen to know. Demerol can be administered either way. When administered IV, the drug takes effect immediately [depending on the strength] IM, about 15 min. 50mg to 100mg are the preferred dosage. Side effects include foggy brain, thick tongue and not being able to say "no", sexually speaking. I know this first hand. Enjoy the feeling. Answered by Leta Szczepanski 1 year ago.

Well I think that you should go to your family dr. and see what they say! Answered by Tommie Trahan 1 year ago.


Could Narcan given at the hospital skew a toxicology report and possibly hide a pain medication drug overdose?
Asked by Ardell Pieri 1 year ago.

No. Narcan only acts as an inhibitor of the narcotics, it doesn't remove them from the blood. Narcan attaches itself to the nerve receptors that respond to narcotics and doesn't allow the narcotics to bind to those receptors, thereby keeping the body from responding to them. Answered by Carletta Cynova 1 year ago.

VERY in all likelihood. Hydrocodone is hassle-free for intense facet effects, yet while it somewhat is an overdose then he likely has taken the drug previously and is familiar with the way it impacts him. Bloody diarrhea is the main substantial clue that he desires scientific interest at present! After his restoration, he might might desire to be dealt with for drug dependancy and melancholy - because of the fact he took too plenty on purpose Answered by Leah Beiter 1 year ago.


What are the uses for the drug called Narcan?
Aside from being used to counter Overdoses of Morphine and Opium, what are it's other uses. and what are the dangers of it? Please name sources. Asked by Delphia Chaplin 1 year ago.

Narcan is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates. The drug binds to the opiate receptors in the body and prevents morphine, oxycodone, demerol, and other opiate-type drugs from binding to the receptors. For that reason, Narcan can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is used extensively in the field by paramedics to reverse overdoses of heroin. We also use it in the hospital on patients whose respirations are depressed from opiate pain relief. Narcan can also inhibit the effects of PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan if given prior to their administration. Finally, Narcan can reduce gastritis and esophagitis associated with opioid therapy during mechanical ventilation. It's important to remember that Narcan's use can bring about serious side effects when administered to an opiate dependent individual. Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (sweating), hypertension, seizures, and cardiac arrest have all been reported. Answered by Dorine Savidge 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: NALOXONE - INJECTION (nal-OX-own) BRAND NAME(S): Narcan Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein or muscle. The dose may be repeated as needed or this may be continuously infused depending on your condition and the purpose it is being used. This medication must be used under close medical supervision so the dose can be adjusted to the response. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: narcotic pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. NOTES: This medication can cause withdrawal symptoms in persons addicted to narcotic pain relievers. Answered by Paulene Viscarro 1 year ago.

This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur Usually used for overdose patients, in order to get the drugs out of their system faster. Answered by Rayford Minchella 1 year ago.

What Is Narcan Used For Answered by Kassandra Trombley 1 year ago.


Has any one ever heard of narcan? if so, what is it used for?
Asked by Arvilla Surls 1 year ago.

NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride injection), is an opioid antagonist. Mostly given to patients whom may have overdosed on morphine, heroin or other opioids. However, patients in "Septic Shock" may also be prescribed this drug. It is most commonly injected intravenously for fastest action. The drug generally acts within a minute, and its effects may last up to 45 minutes. According to it's pharmacodynamics, naloxone has an extremely high affinity for μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Naloxone is a μ-opioid receptor competitive antagonist, and its rapid blockade of those receptors often produces rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone also has an antagonist action, though with a lower affinity, at κ- and δ-opioid receptors. Furthermore, adverse events associated with the postoperative use of NARCAN are listed by organ system and in decreasing order of frequency as follows: -Cardiac Disorders: pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or failure, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. -Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, nausea -Nervous System Disorders: convulsions, paraesthesia, grand mal convulsion -Psychiatric Disorders: agitation, hallucination, tremulousness -Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea, respiratory depression, hypoxia -Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: nonspecific injection site reactions, sweating -Vascular Disorders: hypertension, hypotension, hot flushes or flushing. Good Luck! Answered by Shaun Hasselbarth 1 year ago.

Narcan can reverse the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin and even Demerol. In my early days of pediatric practice, sometimes a newborn would be very sluggish as a result to drugs given to the mother during labor. Narcan usually brought them back. Obstetric anesthesia has improved since then, and I needed to use Narcan much less frequently when attending deliveries later in my career. Answered by Hazel Curiel 1 year ago.

it is used to treat opiate overdose. it reverses the effects of narcotics, including respiratory depression. Answered by Tameika Gayden 1 year ago.


Does Narcan cross the placental barrier?
This is for a paramedic class....not for my personal information but for an educational reason. Please don't tell me to look it up on the Internet - I was hoping that somebody in EMS or the healthcare related field could help me out. Thank you. Asked by Charlie Estrela 1 year ago.

Narcan does cross the placental barrier. So when narcan is given to a pregnant opiate addict, the fetus may be thrown into withdrawal. So discretion is advised. However, if the mother is not breathing then the fetus is not recieving oxygen. That is an indication to provide narcan. You could always start off at 0.4mg then go up from there, until she starts breathing, or yelling at you for getting rid of her high. Answered by Elliot Vannatter 1 year ago.

Webmd says: This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Vannesa Courchene 1 year ago.

Yes it does....it is also pregnancy class B medicine so it has no adverse effects on the fetus that is known.....because when they test medications for the pregnancy risks they test on animals and class B is no adverse effects on animals and that is it not tested on humans. Answered by Valerie Varrelman 1 year ago.

Look it up on the internet. If it says not to use it when pg, it does cross. Answered by Stacy Pohlmann 1 year ago.

Most likely it would, then you will have 2 pissed off patients. Answered by Fonda Cunas 1 year ago.

i'm thinking no.... Answered by Talitha Imbesi 1 year ago.


Can 2 full doses of Narcan put someone into Cardiac Arrest?
Asked by Irvin Soda 1 year ago.

Yes, it can, but it is not common and is usually linked to a pre-existing condition. Please see the reference below. "As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it." For starters, opiate wirthdraw does not kill you; however, it may make you feel like you are dying. Secondly, narcan is not a pill and is not commonly prescribed for outpatient use. It is an injeectable drug that is used in emergent situations to antagonize the effects of narcotics and prevent someone from dying from hypoemia associated with a narcotic overdose. Thirdly, narcan is to be titrated to the return of spontaneous respirations. "Slamming" narcan is a good way to get assasulted by your "patient" and is considered bad form. As per the NIH: Abrupt postoperative reversal of opioid depression may result in nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremulousness, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, seizures, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest which may result in death. Excessive doses of NARCAN in postoperative patients may result in significant reversal of analgesia and may cause agitation (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION; Usage in Adults-Postoperative Opioid Depression). Several instances of hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest have been reported in postoperative patients. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. These have occurred in patients most of whom had pre-existing cardiovascular disorders or received other drugs which may have similar adverse cardiovascular effects. Although a direct cause and effect relationship has not been established, NARCAN should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease or patients who have received medications with potential adverse cardiovascular effects, such as hypotension, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pulmonary edema. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of pulmonary edema associated with the use of NARCAN is similar to neurogenic pulmonary edema, i.e., a centrally mediated massive catecholamine response leading to a dramatic shift of blood volume into the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in increased hydrostatic pressures. Answered by Alta Niesporek 1 year ago.

Not usually. It works on receptors in the brain to block effects of narcotics. Dosage is usually 2mg and most likely won't cause arrest. In some cases multiple doses are need to reverse affects of narcotics. There is a side effect of ventricular arrhythmias, but very highly unlikely and I have never heard it happen. It is most likely a cause of cardiac hx and not the Narcan. Answered by Alexis Lubke 1 year ago.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. MISSED DOSE: It is important that each dose be taken as needed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Dannielle Milardo 1 year ago.

As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it. Answered by Johnathon Tatters 1 year ago.


Does anybody know where i can purchase narcan drug?
"narcan" is used in hospitals by doctors to reverse the effects of an overdose. (used to save lifes). Asked by Eda Tandus 1 year ago.

Narcan is the trade name, naloxone is the generic name of the drug. If my memory is correct, it only comes in the IV form. The drug is readily available in the hospital setting, but not at your local pharmacy. The better question is WHY would you need naloxone? Answered by Carlos Scarpa 1 year ago.

I can't conceive as to why a provider would prescribe Naloxone/Narcan, out of an emergency room or anesthesia setting. It can be very hazardous to use in that it can also precipitate withdrawal and is relatively short acting compared to the duration of action of the narcotic targeted. Hence it requires follow up dosing.........a slippery slope. Your run of the mill pharmacy would likely, have to special order it. Best bet...The recipient should be hospitalized if that profoundly "narcotized". Answered by Romona Osayande 1 year ago.

I don't know why you would want to buy Narcan. But you do have to have a valid prescription to get it. I just doubt any doctor will give it to you. No prescription? If you try to purchase it, it is felony prescription fraud. Answered by Ayako Yue 1 year ago.


Will Narcan reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?
Asked by Julie Florentino 1 year ago.

That person was dead wrong. Ok, first of all, allow me to explain Narcan...it's drug that blocks the bodys absorbtion of narcotics...simple as that. You could shoot anyone with Narcan, if they aren't on the drug, it won't do anything to them, if they are they will lose their high as the drug will no longer affect them. Now, about your question: Narcan WILL cancel out what's left of the drug, HOWEVER if the heart has stopped, and the drug cannot circulate, it may not work as well...but CPR can fix that. Here's the problem: MOST overdoses go into cardiac arrest not because the heart stops, but because the person stops breathing...and when you stop breathing everything else shuts down. Here's the bottom line: If they haven't been down too long, they can be revived, but Narcan alone cannot save someone who is already in cardiac arrest. If they've been down too long there will be too much damage to reverse, even with Narcan and an effort to bring them back. Answered by Lyla Axelrod 1 year ago.

The paramedic is right. IF the ambulance gets there soon enough after the person arrests, then there is a CHANCE of survival. Narcan will knock out the opiate, but damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys may have already occurred. Answered by Fonda Bennard 1 year ago.

NO no no!!! Narcan is only to be used if the person under situations where a person has received morphine in a clinical setting and they are having a reaction to it. Not for overdose; they will need advanced cardiac life saving with a defibrillator and ACLS drugs. Answered by Dia Bobrowski 1 year ago.


Can IM administration of Narcan in a cardiac arrest victim be helpful?
Asked by Tamiko Hubbard 1 year ago.

Narcan is used in respiratory failure due to opiate overdose. It will help as it stops the opiate's resp depression abilities. It does nothing specific for the heart. It is given IV in most cases. Answered by Lisbeth Rippentrop 1 year ago.

Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It is given through an IV to reverse the effects of pain medications that can suppress the respiratory system or, if a patient cannot be aroused because they are heavily sedated. This is NOT used during a cardiac arrest. On of the adverse reactions of Narcan can cause ventricular fibrillation , this condition would result in a cardiac arrest. In this situation, a code would be called. I hope that this helps. Answered by Maida Cayetano 1 year ago.

Hey there! Narcan, as is mentioned by the others, is an antidote for narcotics. It is not, however, listed in any ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) protocols as a treatment for cardiac arrest. If someone is in cardiac arrest, anything given IM is futile until adequate circulation is restored. Hope this helps! Answered by Shan Farenbaugh 1 year ago.

Narcan is used for narcotic overdoses. At least in NYS, it is not in our protocol to use it in the event of cardiac arrest. In fact, if used on someone with a cardiac history, which we do not always have knowledge of depending on the circumstances, there is a risk. Answered by Yong Biddulph 1 year ago.

Narcan is an antidote to opiate-based drugs (morphine, fentanyl). If a person has not ingested these drugs (or taken them in another manner), Narcan will not have any effect. It is often given in situations where a person has overdosed on drugs of this nature. EMT Answered by Sharron Celia 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of narcan IV for overdose of demerol IV?
When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42.... Asked by Vera Nebeker 1 year ago.

When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42. Is this normal? Usually normal does not appply to me. Answered by Harold Andrews 1 year ago.

Naloxone 0.1 mg/kg or Narcan is usually given IV to counteract or almost instantaneously reverse ALL of the opiate effects- not just the respiratory depression of the analgesic- Demerol and other narcotics. There are usually no side effects of Narcan. Actually it's a life-saver. I had to have a hysterectomy at 32. And a bladder lift at 36. Your hysterectomy, vomiting,and diarrhea have nothing to do with your overdose nor the Narcan. Urinary incontinence has many causes. One of them is childbirth and pregnancy and poor support from the pelvic floor muscles. Your bladder and pelvic floor muscles communicate with each other to help hold urine in the bladder without leaking. In women, the bladder and uterus (womb) lie close to one another and are supported by the same muscles and ligaments. Any surgery that involves a woman's reproductive system — for example, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) — runs the risk of damaging the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence. Answered by Bryan Grabow 1 year ago.

This I happen to know. Demerol can be administered either way. When administered IV, the drug takes effect immediately [depending on the strength] IM, about 15 min. 50mg to 100mg are the preferred dosage. Side effects include foggy brain, thick tongue and not being able to say "no", sexually speaking. I know this first hand. Enjoy the feeling. Answered by Keira Mcgougan 1 year ago.

Well I think that you should go to your family dr. and see what they say! Answered by Jarrod Beaber 1 year ago.


Could Narcan given at the hospital skew a toxicology report and possibly hide a pain medication drug overdose?
Asked by Nina Sporn 1 year ago.

No. Narcan only acts as an inhibitor of the narcotics, it doesn't remove them from the blood. Narcan attaches itself to the nerve receptors that respond to narcotics and doesn't allow the narcotics to bind to those receptors, thereby keeping the body from responding to them. Answered by Lashonda Marable 1 year ago.

VERY in all likelihood. Hydrocodone is hassle-free for intense facet effects, yet while it somewhat is an overdose then he likely has taken the drug previously and is familiar with the way it impacts him. Bloody diarrhea is the main substantial clue that he desires scientific interest at present! After his restoration, he might might desire to be dealt with for drug dependancy and melancholy - because of the fact he took too plenty on purpose Answered by Kathie Covey 1 year ago.


What are the uses for the drug called Narcan?
Aside from being used to counter Overdoses of Morphine and Opium, what are it's other uses. and what are the dangers of it? Please name sources. Asked by Felica Garigen 1 year ago.

Narcan is a drug used to reverse the effects of opiates. The drug binds to the opiate receptors in the body and prevents morphine, oxycodone, demerol, and other opiate-type drugs from binding to the receptors. For that reason, Narcan can reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. Narcan is used extensively in the field by paramedics to reverse overdoses of heroin. We also use it in the hospital on patients whose respirations are depressed from opiate pain relief. Narcan can also inhibit the effects of PCP, ketamine, dextromethorphan if given prior to their administration. Finally, Narcan can reduce gastritis and esophagitis associated with opioid therapy during mechanical ventilation. It's important to remember that Narcan's use can bring about serious side effects when administered to an opiate dependent individual. Nausea, vomiting, diaphoresis (sweating), hypertension, seizures, and cardiac arrest have all been reported. Answered by Mari Luallen 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: NALOXONE - INJECTION (nal-OX-own) BRAND NAME(S): Narcan Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage USES: This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. HOW TO USE: This medication is administered by injection into a vein or muscle. The dose may be repeated as needed or this may be continuously infused depending on your condition and the purpose it is being used. This medication must be used under close medical supervision so the dose can be adjusted to the response. SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: narcotic pain medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval. OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. NOTES: This medication can cause withdrawal symptoms in persons addicted to narcotic pain relievers. Answered by Haydee Sciarra 1 year ago.

This medication is used to prevent or reverse the effects of narcotic pain relievers. It has also been used in the treatment of shock, alcoholic coma, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur Usually used for overdose patients, in order to get the drugs out of their system faster. Answered by Rocio Lobbins 1 year ago.

What Is Narcan Used For Answered by Sharyn Ellenbogen 1 year ago.


Has any one ever heard of narcan? if so, what is it used for?
Asked by Mickie Germano 1 year ago.

NARCAN (naloxone hydrochloride injection), is an opioid antagonist. Mostly given to patients whom may have overdosed on morphine, heroin or other opioids. However, patients in "Septic Shock" may also be prescribed this drug. It is most commonly injected intravenously for fastest action. The drug generally acts within a minute, and its effects may last up to 45 minutes. According to it's pharmacodynamics, naloxone has an extremely high affinity for μ-opioid receptors in the central nervous system. Naloxone is a μ-opioid receptor competitive antagonist, and its rapid blockade of those receptors often produces rapid onset of withdrawal symptoms. Naloxone also has an antagonist action, though with a lower affinity, at κ- and δ-opioid receptors. Furthermore, adverse events associated with the postoperative use of NARCAN are listed by organ system and in decreasing order of frequency as follows: -Cardiac Disorders: pulmonary edema, cardiac arrest or failure, tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. -Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, nausea -Nervous System Disorders: convulsions, paraesthesia, grand mal convulsion -Psychiatric Disorders: agitation, hallucination, tremulousness -Respiratory, Thoracic and Mediastinal Disorders: dyspnea, respiratory depression, hypoxia -Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: nonspecific injection site reactions, sweating -Vascular Disorders: hypertension, hypotension, hot flushes or flushing. Good Luck! Answered by Silvia Siebe 1 year ago.

Narcan can reverse the effects of drugs like morphine, heroin and even Demerol. In my early days of pediatric practice, sometimes a newborn would be very sluggish as a result to drugs given to the mother during labor. Narcan usually brought them back. Obstetric anesthesia has improved since then, and I needed to use Narcan much less frequently when attending deliveries later in my career. Answered by Kristie Quist 1 year ago.

it is used to treat opiate overdose. it reverses the effects of narcotics, including respiratory depression. Answered by Millicent Reuther 1 year ago.


Does Narcan cross the placental barrier?
This is for a paramedic class....not for my personal information but for an educational reason. Please don't tell me to look it up on the Internet - I was hoping that somebody in EMS or the healthcare related field could help me out. Thank you. Asked by Antione Widera 1 year ago.

Narcan does cross the placental barrier. So when narcan is given to a pregnant opiate addict, the fetus may be thrown into withdrawal. So discretion is advised. However, if the mother is not breathing then the fetus is not recieving oxygen. That is an indication to provide narcan. You could always start off at 0.4mg then go up from there, until she starts breathing, or yelling at you for getting rid of her high. Answered by Heidy Caminiti 1 year ago.

Webmd says: This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Kourtney Rutana 1 year ago.

Yes it does....it is also pregnancy class B medicine so it has no adverse effects on the fetus that is known.....because when they test medications for the pregnancy risks they test on animals and class B is no adverse effects on animals and that is it not tested on humans. Answered by Kylie Carnegia 1 year ago.

Look it up on the internet. If it says not to use it when pg, it does cross. Answered by Franklin Velthuis 1 year ago.

Most likely it would, then you will have 2 pissed off patients. Answered by Mirta Sartore 1 year ago.

i'm thinking no.... Answered by Dorinda Boutin 1 year ago.


Can 2 full doses of Narcan put someone into Cardiac Arrest?
Asked by Hiram Rily 1 year ago.

Yes, it can, but it is not common and is usually linked to a pre-existing condition. Please see the reference below. "As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it." For starters, opiate wirthdraw does not kill you; however, it may make you feel like you are dying. Secondly, narcan is not a pill and is not commonly prescribed for outpatient use. It is an injeectable drug that is used in emergent situations to antagonize the effects of narcotics and prevent someone from dying from hypoemia associated with a narcotic overdose. Thirdly, narcan is to be titrated to the return of spontaneous respirations. "Slamming" narcan is a good way to get assasulted by your "patient" and is considered bad form. As per the NIH: Abrupt postoperative reversal of opioid depression may result in nausea, vomiting, sweating, tremulousness, tachycardia, increased blood pressure, seizures, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest which may result in death. Excessive doses of NARCAN in postoperative patients may result in significant reversal of analgesia and may cause agitation (see PRECAUTIONS and DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION; Usage in Adults-Postoperative Opioid Depression). Several instances of hypotension, hypertension, ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, pulmonary edema, and cardiac arrest have been reported in postoperative patients. Death, coma, and encephalopathy have been reported as sequelae of these events. These have occurred in patients most of whom had pre-existing cardiovascular disorders or received other drugs which may have similar adverse cardiovascular effects. Although a direct cause and effect relationship has not been established, NARCAN should be used with caution in patients with pre-existing cardiac disease or patients who have received medications with potential adverse cardiovascular effects, such as hypotension, ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation, and pulmonary edema. It has been suggested that the pathogenesis of pulmonary edema associated with the use of NARCAN is similar to neurogenic pulmonary edema, i.e., a centrally mediated massive catecholamine response leading to a dramatic shift of blood volume into the pulmonary vascular bed resulting in increased hydrostatic pressures. Answered by Antonio Kulon 1 year ago.

Not usually. It works on receptors in the brain to block effects of narcotics. Dosage is usually 2mg and most likely won't cause arrest. In some cases multiple doses are need to reverse affects of narcotics. There is a side effect of ventricular arrhythmias, but very highly unlikely and I have never heard it happen. It is most likely a cause of cardiac hx and not the Narcan. Answered by Arlen Come 1 year ago.

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset or drowsiness may occur. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: vomiting, sweating, tremors, breathing trouble, seizures, rapid/pounding/irregular heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. MISSED DOSE: It is important that each dose be taken as needed. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered. Skip the missed dose. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: heart problems, heart disease, been using any type of pain reliever for more than 2 weeks, allergies (especially drug allergies). This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Answered by Will Steagall 1 year ago.

As I understand it, Narcan makes you go into immediate withdrawal of opiates. So theoretically, one dose could be enough to kill some people. Like any medicine you have to know what you're doing when you use it. Answered by Madelene Dimery 1 year ago.


Does anybody know where i can purchase narcan drug?
"narcan" is used in hospitals by doctors to reverse the effects of an overdose. (used to save lifes). Asked by Garfield Machel 1 year ago.

Narcan is the trade name, naloxone is the generic name of the drug. If my memory is correct, it only comes in the IV form. The drug is readily available in the hospital setting, but not at your local pharmacy. The better question is WHY would you need naloxone? Answered by Mistie Fabrizio 1 year ago.

I can't conceive as to why a provider would prescribe Naloxone/Narcan, out of an emergency room or anesthesia setting. It can be very hazardous to use in that it can also precipitate withdrawal and is relatively short acting compared to the duration of action of the narcotic targeted. Hence it requires follow up dosing.........a slippery slope. Your run of the mill pharmacy would likely, have to special order it. Best bet...The recipient should be hospitalized if that profoundly "narcotized". Answered by Ronnie Midura 1 year ago.

I don't know why you would want to buy Narcan. But you do have to have a valid prescription to get it. I just doubt any doctor will give it to you. No prescription? If you try to purchase it, it is felony prescription fraud. Answered by Jennifer Flitton 1 year ago.


Will Narcan reverse opiate overdose once cardiac arrest has occurred?
Asked by Shelby Perschall 1 year ago.

That person was dead wrong. Ok, first of all, allow me to explain Narcan...it's drug that blocks the bodys absorbtion of narcotics...simple as that. You could shoot anyone with Narcan, if they aren't on the drug, it won't do anything to them, if they are they will lose their high as the drug will no longer affect them. Now, about your question: Narcan WILL cancel out what's left of the drug, HOWEVER if the heart has stopped, and the drug cannot circulate, it may not work as well...but CPR can fix that. Here's the problem: MOST overdoses go into cardiac arrest not because the heart stops, but because the person stops breathing...and when you stop breathing everything else shuts down. Here's the bottom line: If they haven't been down too long, they can be revived, but Narcan alone cannot save someone who is already in cardiac arrest. If they've been down too long there will be too much damage to reverse, even with Narcan and an effort to bring them back. Answered by Lawrence Merando 1 year ago.

The paramedic is right. IF the ambulance gets there soon enough after the person arrests, then there is a CHANCE of survival. Narcan will knock out the opiate, but damage to the heart, brain, and kidneys may have already occurred. Answered by Lorilee Nuzzo 1 year ago.

NO no no!!! Narcan is only to be used if the person under situations where a person has received morphine in a clinical setting and they are having a reaction to it. Not for overdose; they will need advanced cardiac life saving with a defibrillator and ACLS drugs. Answered by Gia Praska 1 year ago.


Can IM administration of Narcan in a cardiac arrest victim be helpful?
Asked by Marin Waldall 1 year ago.

Narcan is used in respiratory failure due to opiate overdose. It will help as it stops the opiate's resp depression abilities. It does nothing specific for the heart. It is given IV in most cases. Answered by Migdalia Fraughton 1 year ago.

Narcan is a narcotic antagonist. It is given through an IV to reverse the effects of pain medications that can suppress the respiratory system or, if a patient cannot be aroused because they are heavily sedated. This is NOT used during a cardiac arrest. On of the adverse reactions of Narcan can cause ventricular fibrillation , this condition would result in a cardiac arrest. In this situation, a code would be called. I hope that this helps. Answered by Marjory Pellegren 1 year ago.

Hey there! Narcan, as is mentioned by the others, is an antidote for narcotics. It is not, however, listed in any ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) protocols as a treatment for cardiac arrest. If someone is in cardiac arrest, anything given IM is futile until adequate circulation is restored. Hope this helps! Answered by Hedwig Hartert 1 year ago.

Narcan is used for narcotic overdoses. At least in NYS, it is not in our protocol to use it in the event of cardiac arrest. In fact, if used on someone with a cardiac history, which we do not always have knowledge of depending on the circumstances, there is a risk. Answered by Dominic Condroski 1 year ago.

Narcan is an antidote to opiate-based drugs (morphine, fentanyl). If a person has not ingested these drugs (or taken them in another manner), Narcan will not have any effect. It is often given in situations where a person has overdosed on drugs of this nature. EMT Answered by Antoine Moghadam 1 year ago.


What are the side effects of narcan IV for overdose of demerol IV?
When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42.... Asked by Lynwood Wohlrab 1 year ago.

When I was hospitalized with ideopathic pancreatitis I was given an overdose of Demerol IV due to nurses error, The narcan made my body rapidly evacuate bowels, bladder and uncontrollable vomiting. Since my uterus is prolapsing as is my bladder. I have to have a hysterectomy and bladder attachment now at age 42. Is this normal? Usually normal does not appply to me. Answered by Franchesca Lantelme 1 year ago.

Naloxone 0.1 mg/kg or Narcan is usually given IV to counteract or almost instantaneously reverse ALL of the opiate effects- not just the respiratory depression of the analgesic- Demerol and other narcotics. There are usually no side effects of Narcan. Actually it's a life-saver. I had to have a hysterectomy at 32. And a bladder lift at 36. Your hysterectomy, vomiting,and diarrhea have nothing to do with your overdose nor the Narcan. Urinary incontinence has many causes. One of them is childbirth and pregnancy and poor support from the pelvic floor muscles. Your bladder and pelvic floor muscles communicate with each other to help hold urine in the bladder without leaking. In women, the bladder and uterus (womb) lie close to one another and are supported by the same muscles and ligaments. Any surgery that involves a woman's reproductive system — for example, removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) — runs the risk of damaging the supporting pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to incontinence. Answered by Windy Bompiani 1 year ago.

This I happen to know. Demerol can be administered either way. When administered IV, the drug takes effect immediately [depending on the strength] IM, about 15 min. 50mg to 100mg are the preferred dosage. Side effects include foggy brain, thick tongue and not being able to say "no", sexually speaking. I know this first hand. Enjoy the feeling. Answered by Carie Kakimoto 1 year ago.

Well I think that you should go to your family dr. and see what they say! Answered by Jeremy Fonda 1 year ago.


Could Narcan given at the hospital skew a toxicology report and possibly hide a pain medication drug overdose?
Asked by Shellie Chappelear 1 year ago.

No. Narcan only acts as an inhibitor of the narcotics, it doesn't remove them from the blood. Narcan attaches itself to the nerve receptors that respond to narcotics and doesn't allow the narcotics to bind to those receptors, thereby keeping the body from responding to them. Answered by Katelyn Ikkela 1 year ago.

VERY in all likelihood. Hydrocodone is hassle-free for intense facet effects, yet while it somewhat is an overdose then he likely has taken the drug previously and is familiar with the way it impacts him. Bloody diarrhea is the main substantial clue that he desires scientific interest at present! After his restoration, he might might desire to be dealt with for drug dependancy and melancholy - because of the fact he took too plenty on purpose Answered by Xochitl Mcclellon 1 year ago.


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