New Spray Does Not Save More Lives

In a recent study, researchers concluded a new, higher-dose Naloxone nasal spray for reversing opioid overdoses did not save more lives than the previous standard dose but did cause more side effects, which were significantly more common in the patients who got the higher-dose sprays.

The 8-milligram naloxone spray is twice as potent as the highest dose previously available. About 38% experienced signs and symptoms of withdrawal, including vomiting, abdominal pain, sweating, shaking and diarrhea. Only 19% of those getting the lower dose had those problems, the study found.


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