Would Narcan (Naloxone) counteract the effects of an Epidural?

2017-05-19 16:16:59

A heroine in the fourth of my book series must get on her feet suddenly after delivery. Would Naloxone work on an epidural as well as it works on other narcotics?

Only for the potion of administered drugs that fall under the opioid family, the others such as Lidocaine would remain unaffected.

Possibly. It depends on what was used for the epidural; for example the fentanyl drug family are μ-type opioids and, as such, would be negated by naloxone.

On the other hand, the more commonly used bupivicaine blocks nerve cell sodium channels, and is not inhibited by naloxone at all.

  • Only for the potion of administered drugs that fall under the opioid family, the others such as Lidocaine would remain unaffected.

    2017-05-19 17:33:15
  • Possibly. It depends on what was used for the epidural; for example the fentanyl drug family are μ-type opioids and, as such, would be negated by naloxone.

    On the other hand, the more commonly used bupivicaine blocks nerve cell sodium channels, and is not inhibited by naloxone at all.

    2017-05-19 18:05:32