J.M. GUERIN; G. FRIEDBERG
To the editor: A recent article in your journal emphasizes the interest in naloxone for ethanol intoxication (1).
For 2 years we have been systematically using naloxone for patients with ethanol intoxication in a prospective study (2). Twelve patients with ethanol-induced coma have been seen at the Lariboisière Hospital in Paris. In all cases the patient had flaccid limbs, pupil constriction, and alveolar hypoventilation, but no evidence of hypoglycemia. These patients received intravenous injections of naloxone, 0.4 to 0.6 mg, and all regained normal consciousness within several minutes. Naloxone was also used in 23 patients who had a combined alcohol
GUERIN J, FRIEDBERG G. Naloxone and Ethanol Intoxication. Ann Intern Med. ;97:932. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-6-932_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(6):932.
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