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Healthcare providers may prescribe Narcan for a number of reasons, such as to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, to help increase blood pressure in people with septic shock, or to diagnose a suspected opioid overdose. This medication comes as a liquid that is injected in a vein, muscle, or under the skin. Possible side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and sweating.
- 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).