Make Naloxone a Routine Part of Opioid Discharge Education
New naloxone (Kloxxado) 8 mg nasal spray will raise questions about which dose to provide patients taking opioids.
We're used to ensuring patients get a discharge Rx for naloxone 4 mg intranasal or 0.4 mg IM.
Kloxxado is touted as having "twice as much naloxone per spray" as Narcan nasal spray. And people are hearing that higher doses may be needed, since overdoses from "ultra-potent" fentanyl-like compounds are rising.