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Poisoning & OD | Part Three | Narcotics & Opiates

Narcotics/Opiates: CNS and respiratory depressants. Heroin, morphine, codeine, meperidine, propoxyphene, fentanyl, hydrocodone.

Euphoria
Hypotension
Respiratory depression/arrest
Nausea
Pinpoint pupils
Seizures
Coma

Management: Maintain ABCs. Naloxone (Narcan) antagonizes narcotics (and the users). IV administration may wear off too fast, and wake them up too much. IM dose lasts longer and they awake more slowly.

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