A patient is admitted to the hospital for an overdose of oxycodone. The nurse should expect the physician to order the administration of


• Naloxone (Narcan) is an opioid receptor competitive antagonist used for opioid overdose.

• Incorrect: Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist (non-competitive) used for opioid dependence.

• Incorrect: Flumazenil is a GABA antagonist used for benzodiazepine overdose.

• Incorrect: Methadone is an opioid analgesic often used for opioid dependence.

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