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Naloxone: A Case Study

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Narcan Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a prescription medication that is used for opioid overdoses. This medication reverses the lethal effects of opioid drugs however, only reverses it for two to three minutes because opioid effects are so strong, therefore, Narcan usually has to be used multiple times while trying to resuscitate the patient who has overdosed. Although Narcan will reverse the effects of the overdose, the patient must be taken to the hospital immediately to do further medical treatment depending on the severity of the overdose. Indications and Dosages When assessing a patient in a suspected opioid overdose they should be unusually sleepy and very hard to aroused or waken by painful stimuli, they should have a slow and
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