NARCAN® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose.
- Designed to be easy to use without medical training*
- Available from your pharmacist, without a prescription from your doctor
- Covered by most major insurance plans
There are many reasons for opioid overdose emergencies, but most often they happen accidentally and at home.
Opioids are prescription medicines that can be used to treat pain. Opioids work by attaching to structures in your brain called “receptors” and send signals that block pain, slow breathing, and calm the body down.
Often, people taking opioids to manage their pain are unaware of the potential adverse reactions. Important to know is that opioid overdose emergencies can occur at any time even when opioids are used as directed, especially at higher doses and when taken with other sedating substances.
If you care for someone who’s been prescribed opioids, you may be worried about your loved one’s risk for overdose as well as the potential for dependency and addiction.
Learn more at www.narcan.com
*Administer in accordance with the Instructions for Use. Repeated doses may be necessary.