Physicians and Pharmacists
What to know about prescribing Naloxone
How to discuss potential overdose risk with patients
Who should be prescribed Naloxone
Patients who are candidates for Opioid Overdose Prevention Kits include those who are:
- Taking high doses of opioids for long-term management of chronic malignant or non- malignant pain.
- Receiving rotating opioid medication regimens (and thus are at risk for incomplete cross-tolerance).
- Discharged from emergency medical care following opioid intoxication or poisoning.
- At high risk for overdose because of a legitimate medical need for analgesia, coupled with a suspected or confirmed history of substance abuse, dependence, or non-medical use of prescription or illicit opioids.
- On certain opioid preparations that may increase risk for opioid overdose such as extended release/long-acting preparations.
- Completing mandatory opioid detoxification or abstinence programs.
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- Recently released from incarceration and a past user or abuser of opioids (and presumably with reduced opioid tolerance and high risk of relapse to opioid use).(information adapted from the SAMSHA Opioid Overdose Toolkit)