(HealthDay News) — Naloxone, also known as Narcan or Evzio, is a medication that treats opioid overdose.
Naloxone can restore normal respiration for people who have stopped breathing, says the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Naloxone can be:
- Injected, or used as a nasal spray.
- Given by friends and family members, depending on the state.
- Varied in dosage. Always read the package carefully before using it.
- Bought at many pharmacies where states permit its sale.
If someone you know is overdosing, call 911 immediately.
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