Naloxone (brand names Narcan, EVZIO) is a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. When given during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing within two to eight minutes.
- Naloxone has been used safely for over 40 years.
- Naloxone can be administered via a nasal spray, intramuscular (a shot in the muscle), or through an IV (an injection in the veins).
Naloxone Community Trainings are being held at:
West Goshen Township | May 23 | 6:30pm-8:30pm
Willistown Township | May 30 | 7:00pm-8:00pm
How to get naloxone
- You can get naloxone at most pharmacies. Although naloxone may not be available for same-day pick up, it can often be ordered and available within a day or two.
- Use Pennsylvania’s standing order (a prescription written for the general public) issued by the Pennsylvania Physician General. The standing order is kept on file at many pharmacies, or may be downloaded here.
- Or, ask your doctor for a prescription.