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Which drugs does nalaxone block the effects of?

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Naloxone blocks the effects of drugs made from opium, or opioids. These include:

  • heroin
  • morphine
  • oxycodone
  • methadone
  • fentanyl
  • hydrocodone
  • codeine
  • hydromorphone
  • buprenorphine

SOURCES:

American Medical Association: "AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting."

CDC: "Prescription painkiller overdoses at epidemic levels."

FDA: "FDA moves quickly to approve easy-to-use nasal spray to treat opioid overdose."

Journal of Emergency Medical Services : "Debate Grows Over Public Administration of Narcan."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Overdose Death Rates" and "What is the scope of heroin use in the United States?"

NIH Medline Plus: "Naloxone Injection."

Overdose Prevention Alliance: "OD Prevention Program Locator."

Partnership for a Drug-Free America: "Heroin Overdose Antidote Naloxone Becoming More Widely Available."

Anne Roach, Media Relations Manager, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health.

StopOverdose.org:"Naloxone (Narcan ): Frequently Asked Questions," "Review: Overdose and Good Samaritan Law." ®

Trust for America's Health: "Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic."

University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions: "RIA Reaching Out to Others: The Growing Peril of Heroin."

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: "Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Safety Advice for Patients and Family Members" and "Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings."

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: "5 Things to Know About Opioid Overdoses."

The Network for Public Health Law.

Medscape. 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

SOURCES:

American Medical Association: "AMA Adopts New Policies at Annual Meeting."

CDC: "Prescription painkiller overdoses at epidemic levels."

FDA: "FDA moves quickly to approve easy-to-use nasal spray to treat opioid overdose."

Journal of Emergency Medical Services : "Debate Grows Over Public Administration of Narcan."

National Institute on Drug Abuse: "Overdose Death Rates" and "What is the scope of heroin use in the United States?"

NIH Medline Plus: "Naloxone Injection."

Overdose Prevention Alliance: "OD Prevention Program Locator."

Partnership for a Drug-Free America: "Heroin Overdose Antidote Naloxone Becoming More Widely Available."

Anne Roach, Media Relations Manager, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health.

StopOverdose.org:"Naloxone (Narcan ): Frequently Asked Questions," "Review: Overdose and Good Samaritan Law." ®

Trust for America's Health: "Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic."

University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions: "RIA Reaching Out to Others: The Growing Peril of Heroin."

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: "Opioid Overdose Toolkit: Safety Advice for Patients and Family Members" and "Results from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings."

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: "5 Things to Know About Opioid Overdoses."

The Network for Public Health Law.

Medscape. 

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

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