What is Naloxone?
- aka NARCAN (nasal spray form)
- Rapidly reverses an opioid overdose.
- Attaches to opioid receptors and reverses and blocks the effects of other opioids.
- Quickly restores normal breathing to a person if their breathing has slowed or stopped because of an opioid overdose.
- Has NO effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system.
- Examples of opioids include heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, and morphine.
Where to get Naloxone in your state?
Syringe service programs
Understanding Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
Linking People with Opioid Use Disorder to Medication Treatment
How and When to Use Naloxone for an Opioid Overdose
How to Save a Life With Naloxone
What You Need to Know About Naloxone
When to Offer Naloxone to Patients
When to Offer Naloxone to Patients in the Emergency Department
Pharmacists’ Role in Naloxone Dispensing
Talking About Naloxone with Patients Prescribed Opioids
Increase Naloxone Prescribing in Your Health System