There are four popular styles of Naloxone. They include: Narcan® Nasal Spray, Intranasal Naloxone, Injectable Naloxone and EVZIO. All do an outstanding job and although they all counter the effects of an opioid overdose, they do it in very different ways. Watch these helpful training videos to see how they all [...]
It depends. Your insurance may cover part of the Naloxone drug itself. However, insurance does not cover the nasal atomizer for intranasal administration. Also, if you go to a pharmacy, insurance will not cover the consultation fee for the pharmacist to provide training and write the prescription.
Naloxone acts in less than minutes. If the person doesn’t wake up in five minutes, bystanders should give a second dose. (Rescue breathing should be done while you wait for the Naloxone to take effect so that the person gets oxygen to his or her brain).
Bystanders can safely and legally spray naloxone into the nose or inject it into a muscle. Into the nose (intranasal spray): The Naloxone for nasal use is given with a foam tip (nebulizer, adapter, or atomizer) that is put on a syringe then placed into the nostril. Intranasal Naloxone has [...]
The Good Samaritan overdose law in Washington State (RCW 69.50.315) prevents prosecution for drug possession for people who have an overdose or who seek medical help for someone else having an overdose. They will not be prosecuted for possession of drugs.
No. Take Home Naloxone is widely endorsed. In March 2012 the WA State Board of Pharmacy released a letter of support for Take Home Naloxone CDTAs. In addition, the American Medical Association and the American Public Health Association both have policies supporting the availability of Take Home Naloxone: Promoting Prevention [...]
Washington State law (RCW 69.50.315) allows anyone at risk for having or witnessing a drug overdose to obtain a prescription for Naloxone. Users, family members and concerned friends can all carry Naloxone in the same way people with allergies are allowed to carry an epinephrine syringe (“epi-pen”).
No. If you suspect an opioid overdose, it is safe to give naloxone. People who used opioids will then wake up and may go into withdrawal. Withdrawal is miserable, but it’s better than dying. Naloxone does not prevent deaths caused by other drugs such as benzodiazepines (e.g. Xanax®, Klonopin® and [...]
Naloxone is an antidote to opioid drugs. Opioids can slow or stop a person’s breathing, which causes death. Naloxone helps the person wake up and keeps them breathing. An overdose death may happen hours after taking drugs. If a bystander acts when they first notice a person’s breathing has slowed, [...]
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