COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Narcan; Nalone; Narcanti; Suboxone (w/buprenorphine)
Narcotic detoxification adjunct
Naloxone is an opioid antagonist used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, particularly respiratory suppression. It rapidly displaces opioids such as heroin from binding sites in the brain, causing an almost-immediate cessation of drug effects.