A new overdose recovery drug is arming first responders with a more powerful tool for fentanyl overdoses.
Zimhi, an FDA-approved high-dose naloxone injection, was recently released for the treatment of fentanyl overdose. It delivers a higher immediate intramuscular dose of naloxone than Narcan.
Narcan, the popular brand name for the opioid antagonist naloxone, has saved lives by reversing the effects of spray-form opioid overdoses. I needed a stronger antidote.
US pharmaceutical company WorldMeds has announced the release of Zimhi. press release, and highlighted specific events. Clinical counselor Charles Pemberton routinely brought a trauma bag containing naloxone to the truck. When Pemberton saw a driver pass out in the drive-thru of his fast food restaurant in front of him, he gave him two doses of naloxone, possibly saving the person’s life.
“All training started at that moment,” said Pemberton. “It wasn’t until later that I felt a sense of relief that I had naloxone on hand.”
“Be sure to ask questions and listen, but don’t lecture,” said Pemberton.
of National Institute on Drug Abuse It reports that deaths from opioid overdose, mainly fentanyl, continue to rise each year. In the United States in 2021 he will die of more than 107,000 drug overdoses, usually involving opioids.of DEA reports more overdoses happening Because criminals mass-produced fake pills containing fentanyl to imitate other pills.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation developed Zimhi. It works in situ — a quick tug on the cap to insert the needle into your thigh.
“Naloxone is an opioid antagonist and is used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose: slowing or stopping breathing,” said US Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Said“Expanding awareness and availability of this drug is an important part of the public health response to the opioid epidemic. You can save lives.”
WJXT News 4JAX report Jim Hee was released because in some cases Narkan wasn’t enough to revive people as opioid overdoses were becoming more difficult.
Narcan is a 4 mg nasal spray and the patient only takes about 2 mg. However, Zimhi administers 5 milligrams of naloxone intramuscularly and takes 5 milligrams as soon as it is injected.
“Fentanyl has come up with different strands in the past year that make it almost 100 times stronger than it was a year ago.
“Even normal people who just smoke marijuana, if they get marijuana on the street, they see it mixed with fentanyl here in Palm Beach County,” Chodkowski said.
Putnam County Sheriff Gator DeLoach referred to an incident in which a child was exposed to fentanyl.
“It’s only in the last few weeks that we’ve had infants who have been exposed to large amounts of fentanyl that we believe to be incidental contact from their mothers,” DeLoach said. rushed to the scene and had to administer multiple doses of Narcan.”
The FDA-approved drug offers first responders, caregivers, and community members a stronger naloxone option in the fentanyl crisis.
Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced On October 18, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zimhi for the treatment of opioid overdose. Dr. Jeffrey Galinkin, an anesthesiologist and former member of the FDA’s Advisory Panel on Anesthetics, Analgesics and Addiction Products, said: to the continued spike in fentanyl-related deaths. Higher intramuscular doses of naloxone in ZIMHI should lead to faster and higher levels of naloxone in the systemic circulation and more successful resuscitation. “