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Naloxone is approved to reverse the effects of opioids. It can also be used to help increase blood pressure in people with septic shock. This medication comes as a liquid that is injected in a vein, muscle, or under the skin. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible and include sweating, nausea, and vomiting.
- Reversing the effects of opioids, such as in cases of an opioid overdose or after surgery
- Diagnosing a suspected opioid overdose
- Helping to increase blood pressure in people with septic shock (life-threatening low blood pressure that results from a serious infection in the blood).
- Increased heart rate (tachycardia).