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Naloxone
COMMON & BRAND NAMES
Narcan; Nalone; Narcanti; Suboxone (w/buprenorphine)
EFFECTS CLASSIFICATION
Narcotic detoxification adjunct
CHEMICAL NAME
17-allyl-4,alpha-epoxy- 3,14-dihydroxymorphinan-6-one
DESCRIPTION
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.
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