Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids are drugs that can be used to treat pain, and some people use opioids to get high. Some commonly used opioids include: hydromorphone, fentanyl or carfentanil, morphine, heroin, methadone, oxycodone. When someone overdoses on opioids, their breathing either slows or stops completely. If used right away, naloxone can help them breathe normally and regain consciousness. Naloxone can either be injected or given as a nasal spray.
You are eligible for a free naloxone kit if you are:
We offer free Naloxone nasal spray kits. You do not need a prescription or an Ontario Health Card to get a naloxone kit. The pharmacist will train you on how to recognize an opioid overdose and explain how to use the naloxone kit.
Each nasal spray naloxone kit includes: 1 hard case (for example, a zippered hard black case with red “naloxone” cross), 2 doses of naloxone hydrochloride intra-nasal spray (4 mg/0.1ml), 1 rescue breathing barrier, 1 pair of non-latex gloves, 1 card that identifies the person who is trained to give the naloxone, 1 insert with instructions
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