What is naloxen?

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Nalaxone also known as narcan is a medication which reverses the effects of morphine. it is given in a morphine overdose or and allergicreaction to morphine

It is actually given for overdose of SEVERAL drugs not limited to but including....percocet, lortab, fentanyl, any narcotic, hence the name Narcan.

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Naloxen is a prescription drug is used to counter the effects of opioid overdose.

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