Naloxone

A Life Saving Tool

In San Benito County Naloxone is available at every pharmacy without a prescription and is recommended to have if someone in the household is prescribed or using opioids as an extra safety precaution

Naloxone or commonly known as the prescription Narcan is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It binds to opioid receptors in the brain and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids that are causing a person to overdose. It is meant to very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription opioid pain medications. 

There are three ways it can be administered however the nasal spray option can be acquired over the counter at any pharmacy without a prescription in most states. It is the most easily administer-able version and has been proven effective.   

Surgeon General's Advisory on Naloxone and Opioid Overdose

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