Naloxone for the Reversal of Opioid Adverse Effects

Marcia L. Buck, PharmD, FCCP

Disclosures

Pediatr Pharm. 2002;8(8) 

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Introduction

Since its introduction in 1971, naloxone has served a variety of functions in pediatrics, from reversal of severe respiratory depression in infants born to mothers who received opioids during labor to reduction of adverse effects in children treated with parenteral opioids for pain management.[1] This review will provide guidelines for the administration of naloxone for opioid reversal in children and adults, as well as information on its use in other settings.

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