opioid antagonists

o·pi·oid an·tag·o·nists

agents such as naloxone and naltrexone that have high affinity for opiate receptors but do not activate these receptors. These drugs block the effects of exogenously administered opioids such as morphine, heroin, meperidine, and methadone, or of endogenously released endorphins and enkephalins.

o·pi·oid an·tag·o·nists

(ōpē-oyd an-tagŏ-nists)
Agents with a high affinity for opiate receptors but do not activate them.
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The bill package including SB 200, 282, 283 and HB 4367 will allow most state and municipal entities, including public libraries and public universities, to purchase, possess, and distribute opioid antagonists, and will allow properly trained employees of those entities to administer opioid antagonists.
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An emerging class of medications (opioid antagonists) includes medications to target the exact mechanism of action that causes OIC.
(31) Opioid antagonists modified to prevent entry into the CNS (eg methylnaltrexone, naloxegol) are second-line remedies.
However, comfort levels are less secure with the safety of treatment with opioid antagonists such as naltrexone, a nonselective opioid receptor antagonist that blocks the euphoric effects of opioids.
An increasing number of opioid antagonists and other options are available for the treatment of OIC, generally supported by clinical trial evidence demonstrating their benefits and limitations for OIC.
SB15-053 increased access to opioid antagonists to help combat overdoses.
The action of opioid antagonists on alcohol consumption has played a decisive role in both the neurobiological understanding of alcohol addiction and in the pharmacological treatment of the disorder.
This legislation specifically permits licensed health care providers to prescribe opioid antagonists, such as naloxone, to initial responders, as well as individuals at risk of experiencing an opiate overdose, their relatives, friends or caregivers.
Lightlake is focused on developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists.
"I think that's a really important finding and provides a new understanding of how opioid antagonists work."
For example, some folks get relief from SSRIs, used to treat depression; gabapentin used to treat restless leg syndrome, seizures and nerve pain; pregabalin used to treat fibromyalgia and nerve pain; paroxetine used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder; and opioid antagonists used to counter opiate overdoses.