The Need 4 Naloxone( Narcan) in High Schools & Colleges
Naloxone- can be researched under the names Narcan and Evzio also
What is Naloxone
Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an Opioid Overdose.It is an opioid antagonist--
Naloxone binds to opioid receptors and can reverse/ block the effects of other opioids.It can quickly restore normal respiration
to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing.
Heroin Morphine Codeine Methadone Oxycodone OxyContin Vicodin Fentanyl
are some examples of Opioids.
Naloxone is not effective on overdoses induced by Cocaine, Benzos, or Alcohol.