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Intranasal naloxone is a viable alternative to intravenous naloxone for prehospital narcotic overdose.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors
Publication Date
Volume
13
Issue
4
Pages
512–515
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/10903120903144866
PMID: 19731165
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The time from dose administration to clinical response for naloxone was longer for the IN route, but the overall time from patient contact to response was the same for the IV and IN routes. Given the difficulty and potential hazards in obtaining IV access in many patients with narcotic overdose, IN naloxone appears to be a useful and potentially safer alternative.

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