Evaluating the Effectiveness of Naloxone Infusion Therapy for Opioid, Clonidine Ingestion in Children


Although naloxone can be used to treat both opioid and clonidine ingestions in children, the initial dosing and titration strategies vary and are often extrapolated from adult studies or based on a handful of pediatric case reports. A poster presented at the Pediatric Pharmacy Association’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Norfolk, Virginia examined the initial dosing range of naloxone continuous infusion for opioid and clonidine ingestions.