HI everyone what is the drug of choice for barbiturate overdose?
Jul 31, 2014
nurseprnRN, BSN, RN
What does your pharmacy text say?
Aug 1, 2014
Specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.
Has 30 years experience.
There is no direct antidote for a pure barbiturate OD
Barbiturate intoxication and overdose: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics.
Has 11 years experience.
Narcan is for opiates not barbiturates. Though quite often an opiate is in the mix of a multi drug or poly pharmacy overdose. Narcan has no effect whatsoever on barbiturates (or benzodiazepines)
thank you dbrenda1510.Godbless]!
It's an inaccurate answer though.
But I'll bet the OP has already turned in her homework paper. Oh, well-- we learn in different ways, and getting a question wrong on a homework sheet and going to the instructor to say that she got the right answer on ... an anonymous internet board with the primary purpose of entertainment (yep, you can look it up) is sure to teach her something, alright.
And they wonder why we ask them to look it up first and then we're happy to help them understand better. Oy.
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