What types of Naloxone products are there and how do I use them?
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 [...]
How long does the average consult take for Take Home Naloxone training?
Most consults take approximately 20 minutes to go through the training and prescribe the Naloxone.
I’m writing a prescription for a family member of someone who might need Naloxone. Do I write the prescription for the person who might overdose, or for the family member?
The prescription must be written for the individual you are seeing. You cannot write the prescription or bill someone else’s insurance for someone with whom you do not have a provider-patient relationship.
Is there a Good Samaritan law in my state?
You can find a good resource for Good Samaritan laws in the United States here. The University of Washington's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute also maintains an informative page on Good Samaritan Laws here.
Where can I get the nasal atomizers for IN administration?
There are a couple of different options to get the nasal atomizers: LMA Nasal Atomizer, MAD 300 Teleflex, MAD 300, 1-866-246-6990 Health Care Logistics, Item #17474, 1-800-848-1633 amazon.com Other suppliers may also be available
How do I order Naloxone?
For Intramuscular (IM) Injection: Naloxone 0.4mg/ml 1ml vial, 10pack, NDC 00409-1215-01 For Intranasal (IN) administration: Naloxone 1mg/ml 2ml Pre-filled syringe (PFS), 10 pack, NDC 76329-3369-01
Is the intranasal (IN) form as effective as the intramuscular (IM)?
Yes. Studies have shown that the success rates of administering IN Naloxone range from 73% to 91%, which is consistent with IM Naloxone.
How do I prescribe Naloxone?
In Washington State, pharmacists may use the WA Standing Order. For sample prescriptions, click here. If Naloxone is not available in your area, your pharmacy may first need to order the medication.
Who can prescribe Naloxone?
Physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in Washington State who have prescriptive authority may prescribe Take Home Naloxone to anyone at risk for having or witnessing an opioid overdose (prescription opioids or heroin) according to WA law RCW 69.50.315. Pharmacists can prescribe and dispense Naloxone directly to the public under [...]