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Naloxone Hydrochloride

Healthcare providers may prescribe naloxone hydrochloride (Narcan®) to adults, children, and infants who have received high doses of opioid medications. This drug can be used to reverse the effects of opioid medications when too high of an amount was given or in the case of an overdose. It is also approved to increase blood pressure in people who have septic shock.
Naloxone comes as a liquid that is injected in a vein, muscle, or under the skin. Side effects are possible and may include nausea, vomiting, and sweating.
Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. Before starting treatment with naloxone, talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have or any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
(Click Naloxone for more information on this prescription opioid antidote, including an explanation of how it works, potential side effects, and possible safety concerns to be aware of before receiving this drug.)
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