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Could Vitamin K3 Counteract the Dangerous Effects of Fentanyl?

Vitamin K3 may counteract some of the dangerous effects of fentanyl.

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medication. It's often prescribed for cancer patients because it's 50-100 times more powerful than morphine. Fentanyl has also been tied to illicit drug use because it's also more potent than heroin. Like all powerful pain drugs, fentanyl can lead to accidental overdose, as in the recent death of the singer most commonly known as Prince.(130)

Research suggests that vitamin K3 could help. In an animal study, vitamin K3 counteracted the following potentially deadly effects caused by fentanyl:(131)

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduced heart rate
  • Respiratory depression
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