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naloxone

 [nal-oks´ōn]
an opioid antagonist structurally related to oxymorphone, used in the diagnosis and treatment of opioid toxicity, to reverse opioid-induced respiratory depression, and as an adjunct in the treatment of hypotension associated with septic shock; administered parenterally.

naloxone

/nal·ox·one/ (nal-ok´sōn) an opioid antagonist, used as the hydrochloride salt in opioid toxicity, opioid-induced respiratory depression, and hypotension associated with septic shock.

naloxone

(năl′ək-sōn′, nə-lŏk′sōn)
n.
A drug, C19H21NO4, used in its hydrochloride form as an antagonist to opioids such as morphine and in combination with buprenorphine for long-term treatment of opioid addiction.

naloxone

Narcan® An IV morphine and endorphin antagonist-type opioid analgesic. See Opioids, Reversal agent.

naloxone

A narcotic antagonist drug similar to NALORPHINE, chemically related to MORPHINE, and used as an antidote to narcotic poisoning. The drug is on the WHO official list. A brand name is Narcan.

naloxone

a narcotic antagonist structurally related to oxymorphone used as the hydrochloride to reverse the effects of previously administered narcotics.
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As we continue our fight against opioid addiction, this order makes naloxone more accessible for those most likely to need it, said Calley.
A national takehome naloxone programme is needed in England as a matter of urgency, this has been successfully implemented in Scotland, and England should follow suit.
CVS pharmacists at those locations now will be able to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription under a statewide protocol giving pharmacists prescriptive authority to dispense naloxone.
Jail staff "relied on their training and available resources, in this case naloxone, which we obtained for this very situation," Lincoln County Sheriff Curtis Landers said.
Facilitation of the THN Program included not only the coordination and cooperation of players involved, but also policy changes around prescribing, dispensing, administering and scheduling to support enhanced access to naloxone.
Naloxone is a medicine that can be used by family and friends to stop someone who has overdosed on heroin from dying.
But states, the FDA and visionary doctors are working to make naloxone more available to those who are most likely to be present when a person overdoses--and those people aren't physicians.
They listened intently and many, including young people, asked questions of the main speaker, Ottawa pharmacist Mark Barnes, during his talk about drug overdosing and the use of Naloxone.
In addition to the limited use of naloxone by laypersons, rapid bystander response to fentanyl overdose was inhibited by lack of bystanders (18%), spatial separation of decedents from bystanders (e.
Along with this challenge, lay person education for overdose opioid management through naloxone needs to be systematized.
Between 1996 and 2014, more than 26,000 potentially fatal overdoses were stopped, not by medical professionals, but by users, family members, or strangers who quickly administered a nasal spray or injection of naloxone.