Are there any dangers to administering Narcan?

When a person experiencing overdose is administered Narcan, they may experience symptoms of withdrawl upon waking up. The purpose of Narcan is to allow the individual to begin breathing again, which outweighs the risk of withdrawl symptoms.

Narcan does not cause any harm if administered to individuals who are not experiencing overdose. Similarly, the dosage will not cause any harm to an individual experiencing overdose, even if the dosage they require is less than 4 mg.


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