Active Ingredient(s):Naloxone FDA Approved: * April 13, 1971 Pharm Company: *ENDO PHARMS Category:Opioid Dependence
Naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan among others, is a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids. It is commonly used to counter decreased breathing in opioid overdose. Naloxone may also be combined with an opioid (in the same pill), to decrease the risk of misuse through injection. Effects begin within two minutes when given intravenously, and within five minutes when injected into a muscle. The medic...
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