Narcan: Reversing Opioid Overdose
Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a powerful drug that acts as an opioid antagonist and quickly reverses the effects of an opiate overdose. It saves lives! Opiate overdose causes the body to fail in respiratory function. Naloxone acts as a heroin overdose antidote by blocking the receptors in the brain that opiates bind to, interfering with the effect of the opiates.