Discuss the mechanism of naloxone in reversing overdose. Provide commentary around the historical emergence and challenges of naloxone as a “take home” medication to those with opiate use disorders.
2 Is take home naloxone effective? Provide a brief literature review examining the efficacy of take home naloxone programs.
3 Recent literature suggests that others are present in up to 70% of prescription opiate overdoses resulting in death. Is there a role for take home naloxone in those who use/abuse prescription opiates? 2000 words essay must be in apa 6th style. please read and follow the attached document for marking guide.
Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan among others, is a medication used to block the effects of opioids. It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose. Naloxone may also be combined with an opioid, to decrease the risk of opioid misuse