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Unformatted text preview: Narcan (naloxone) Routine use: Reversal of CNS depression and respiratory depression because of suspected opioid overdose Safe dose & range: IV (Adults): 0.02-0.2 mg q 2-3 min until response obtained; repeat q 1-2 hr if needed. IV, IM, Subcut (Adults >40 kg): 20-40 mcg (0.02-0.04 mg) given as small, frequent (q min) boluses or as an infusion titrated to improve respiratory function without reversing analgesia. IV, IM, Subcut (Adults and Children <40 kg): 0.005-0.02 mg/dose given as small, frequent (q min) boluses or as an infusion titrated to improve respiratory function without reversing analgesia. Overdose of Opioids IM IV, Subcut (Neonates): 0.01 mg/kg; may repeat q 2-3 min until response obtained. Additional doses may be given q 1-2 hr if needed. Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression during Chronic (>1 wk) Opioid Use IV, IM, Subcut (Infantsup to 5 yr or 20 kg): 0.1 mg/kg, may repeat q 2-3 min. Opioid- induced Pruritus Classification, Action & Indication: C- Therapeutic: antidotes (for opioids)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2010 for the course NUR 2000 taught by Professor Rn during the Spring '10 term at Florida State College.
- Spring '10