Give 2 mg IV or IM every 3-5 minutes to a total of 10-20 mg
Naloxone 2 mg in 500 ml D5W or NS (0.004 mg/ml) titrating to response
No respiratory depression: 0.01 mg/kg IV or IM
Respiratory depression: 0.1 mg/kg IV or IM
Next, if no response or incomplete response
Give 0.1 mg/kg IV or IM
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