Opioid-Free Naloxone Emergence Under Dexmedetomidine: A Case Report


Vol 7 | Issue 1 | January-April 2021 | Page 11-13 | Aidan Spring, Evelyn Lynn

Author: Robert J. Long [1], Henry R. DeYoung [1], Gregory J. Booth [1], Marcus G. Herod [1]

[1] Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Anesthesia and Pain Management, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Robert J. Long,
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Anesthesia and Pain Management, 620 John Paul Jones Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23708.
Email: Robert.j.long182.mil@mail.mil

Opioid-Free Naloxone Emergence Under Dexmedetomidine: A Case Report


This report describes a case in which naloxone appeared to expedite emergence from general anesthesia in a patient who underwent an opioid-free anesthetic that included dexmedetomidine. After administration of naloxone, the patient progressed rapidly from general anesthesia to alert and oriented in approximately two minutes. Additionally, the patient demonstrated rapid reversal of miosis. He also reported adequate analgesia in the PACU, requiring no opioids and denied any recall of events that occurred prior to the administration of naloxone.
Keywords: Naloxone, Dexmedetomidine, Delayed emergence.


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How to Cite this Article: Long RJ, DeYoung HR, Booth GJ, Herod MG | Opioid-Free Naloxone Emergence Under Dexmedetomidine: A Case Report | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care
Case Reports | January-April 2021; 7(1): 11-13.

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