Management protocol for the naltrexone ımplant in the patients with acute abstinence symptoms: Mexican case series

Aréchiga Ornelas G., Fajardo M., Bonilla Flores J., Santoyo Cueva A. K. , Bucio Cedeño D. R. , Garza Garibay C., ...More

Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access , vol.12, no.1, pp.41-44, 2020 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.15406/jaccoa.2020.12.00428
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Anesthesia & Critical Care: Open Access
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-44


Abuse and addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, buprenorphine, constitute a serious crisis that affects public health and has economic repercussions.1 Naltrexone implants are effective tools used in hospital environments and they can not only save patient´s lives but also maintain a prolonged effect, free of relapse and with better therapeutic adherence. The aim of this study is to describe that the management protocol of acute abstinence symptoms in patients with a history of opioid use prior to naltrexone implant placement.