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April 30, 2024

Reversing Opioid Overdoses With Lifesaving Naloxone

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from prescription opioid medication and illegal opioids including heroin and fentanyl. This fact sheet describes how naloxone works, how it is administered, why it is important to have it available, and who should carry it. This fact sheet also describes the signs of an opioid overdose and details five important steps to take in the event of an overdose.

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