opioid intoxication

opioid intoxication

Substance abuse A mental state characterized by somnolence, confusion, or unconsciousness caused by opium or its derivatives–heroin, morphine, semisynthetic opioid narcotics. See Endorphin, Narcotic, Opiate, Opioid.
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An attempt by a patient to overcome any naltrexone opioid blockade by administering large amounts of exogenous opioids is especially dangerous and may lead to a fatal overdose or life-threatening opioid intoxication (eg, respiratory arrest, circulatory collapse).
Organophosphorus poisoning and opioid intoxication remain the most common differential diagnoses.
Opioid Overdose at the End of a Dosing Interval, After Missing a Dose and Following an Attempt to Overcome Opioid Blockade: Use of lower doses of opioids after VIVITROL treatment is discontinued, at the end of a dosing interval, or after missing a dose could result in life-threatening opioid intoxication.
Use of lower doses of opioids after VIVITROL is discontinued, at the end of a dosing interval or after missing a dose could result in life-threatening opioid intoxication.