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To reverse the effects of opioids, healthcare providers may recommend the use of naloxone. This prescription drug is injected in a vein, muscle, or under the skin to diagnose and treat an opioid overdose or to increase blood pressure in people who have septic shock. Naloxone works by binding to opioid receptors, which prevents other opioids from also binding to the receptors.
- Reverse the effects of opioids
- Diagnose a suspected opioid overdose
- Increase blood pressure in people with septic shock.