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Naxolone Prescribing

What is Naloxone? Naloxone is a life-saving medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose by blocking opioid receptors in the brain, restoring normal breathing and consciousness.

Importance of Naloxone Prescribing Prescribing Naloxone is crucial in reducing opioid overdose consequences. It empowers patients, their families, and bystanders to take immediate action, potentially saving lives and facilitating further treatment and recovery.

Prescribing Guidelines

  1. Identify high-risk patients: Assess patients with opioid use disorder, recent overdose, or those taking high-dose opioids.

  2. Co-prescribe Naloxone: Consider prescribing Naloxone when opioids are prescribed to high-risk patients.

  3. Patient education: Educate patients and their support networks on Naloxone, including administration and recognizing overdose signs.

  4. Access and availability: Collaborate to enhance Naloxone availability through pharmacies, community organizations, and public health agencies.

  5. Documentation and follow-up: Maintain accurate records and emphasize follow-up care, including substance use disorder treatment.

Additional Resources

  1. Training programs: Access Naloxone prescribing, administration, and overdose response training.

  2. National and local initiatives: Stay informed about initiatives addressing the opioid crisis and providing resources for Naloxone prescribing.

  3. Patient education materials: Find printable resources to educate patients about Naloxone and overdose response.

  4. Legislation and policy updates: Stay updated on Naloxone-related laws and policies.

  5. Research and clinical trials: Explore the latest evidence-based practices and research on Naloxone prescribing.