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Narcan Medication Information

As an opioid antidote, Narcan® (naloxone hydrochloride) is prescribed to reverse the effects of opioid medications in the case of an overdose or when high doses of opioids are used during surgery or other purposes. It can also help increase blood pressure in people who have septic shock. Narcan is approved for use in adults, children, and even infants.
 
It comes as a liquid that is injected in a vein, muscle, or under the skin. If necessary, you may receive additional doses until the opioid medicine is no longer active in the body.
 
If your healthcare provider recommends injections of Narcan, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. Some of the potential side effects include nausea, vomiting, and sweating. You should also talk to your healthcare provider before receiving this drug if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
 
(To learn more about this medication, click Narcan. This full-length article covers more information, including dosing guidelines, details on how the medicine works, and other important warnings and precautions.)
 
 

Narcan Medication Information

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