The Possible Consequences of Combining Lorazepam and Buprenorphine/Naloxone: A Case Review

by pgh on July 1, 2012

Administering a benzodiazepine depressant to patients taking buprenorphine/naloxone can be life-threatening. Unfortunately, many ED health care providers are unaware of this potentially lethal combination. The following case study illustrates how these medications, when administered together, can adversely affect patient outcome. (Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN)

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