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What other drug can you take to prevent a overdose from heroin?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
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.
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