A 37-year-old member asked:
What other drug can you take to prevent a overdose from heroin?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 37 years experience
Only blockers: Like Naltrexone will prevent an overdose but these can also precipitate withdrawal. Certain family members will keep injectible Narcan (naloxone) around to respond to an overdose; this will wear off in an hour or two.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 14, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$44 video appointments with $19/month membership*
*Billed $57 every 3 months. Cancel anytime.
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.