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Will you describe what therapeutic actions, indications, contraindicat

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Will you describe what therapeutic actions, indications, contraindications, the most common adverse reactions, and important drug-drug interactions are for a narcotic?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr_Collins replied 5 years ago.

Dr. C. :

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Dr. C. :

The most important interaction and adverse events for narcotics have to do with sedating and depressant effects.


 

Dr. C. :

Absolutely most important will be the effects on the respiratory system. Narcotics will slow down the breathing response and if there is overdose or another drug taken with a similar depressant effect, the respiratory reflex will be inhibited and a persons breathing may slow to a stop.


 

Dr. C. :

This is by far the most serious adverse reaction and dru-drug interaction.


 

Dr. C. :

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Dr. C. :

The therapeutic action of narcotics is not completely understood but is thought to be a blockage of receptor sites that control pain impulses. The most important indication is for pain control. This is almost exclusively the indication for use of narcotics.


 

Dr. C. :

Contraindications are primarily the use of other drugs that may cause a drug-drug interaction and a history of narcotics dependence or abuse.


 

Dr. C. :

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