News tagged with naloxone
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist drug developed by Sankyo in the 1960s. Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, for example heroin or morphine overdose. Naloxone is specifically used to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system. Naloxone is also experimentally used in the treatment for congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA), an extremely rare disorder (1 in 125 million) that renders one unable to feel pain. It is marketed under various trademarks including Narcan, Nalone, and Narcanti, and has sometimes been mistakenly called "naltrexate." It is not to be confused with naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist with qualitatively different effects, used for dependence treatment rather than emergency overdose treatment.
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Officials in Estonia raised the alarm Wednesday after a report into drug use in Europe found that the small Baltic nation had the highest incidence of deaths from drug overdoses in the EU.
Medications Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Training bystanders to recognize and respond to drug overdoses can significantly reduce the number of fatalities, finds a study published in BMJ today.
Health Jan 31, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Giving heroin users kits with the overdose antidote naloxone is a cost-effective way to prevent overdose deaths and save lives, according to a study released this week in The Annals of ...
Medications Jan 02, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Opioid overdose now kills more people than both AIDS and homicides in America and has surpassed automobile accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in many states. According to the ...
Medications Nov 21, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0
In a major breakthrough, an international team of scientists has proven that addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, while at the same time increasing pain relief.
Neuroscience Aug 14, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (30) | 8 |
There is "substantial variation" in the stocks of essential antidotes used to treat various types of life threatening poisoning incidents in UK acute hospitals, finds research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.
Other Aug 08, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren't just in your head, according to a report published online on May 17 in Current Biology.
Medical research May 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 2 |
(AP) -- Steve Wohlen lay on his front lawn, blue, unconscious and barely breathing, overdosing on heroin.
Addiction Apr 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Individuals addicted to prescription painkillers are more likely to succeed in treatment with the aid of the medication buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone), report McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers in today's ...
Medications Nov 07, 2011 | not rated yet | 1
In what is believed to be the first study of its kind to demonstrate an association between the antidepressant escitalopram and improved general pain, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), have found ...
Medical research Nov 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0