Overdose reversal drug could be available soon

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This is an active ingredient in the new shot, not the actual device

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The FDA has approved the first  at home heroin reversal shot for family members and caregivers to use if a loved one is suffering an overdose.

According to reports, the hand-held auto-injector device is small enough to fit in your pocket.

The device contains the heroin reversal drug naloxone.

The device comes with training device as well as verbal instructions.

Previously, the drug has only been administered by trained medical professionals.

While loved ones will have access to the shot, experts are still advising them to call for immediate help.

Stopping an overdose causes heroin users to feel sick, experience high blood pressure and heart rate, and can even cause a heart attack.

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