What is Naloxone?
Overdose happens and it is happening much more frequently than ever before. In an emergency situation, Naloxone can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The fast-acting drug is either administered by injection or nasal spray and can restore breathing within two to five minutes.
This fast-acting drug works by removing opioids from brain receptors and binds itself to them instead. This helps reverse the effects of opioids only, including:
Naloxone is a short-term solution to overdose, which means it is very important to seek emergency medical treatment after it is administered. The drug is only active for about 20-90 minutes, and unfortunately many opioids, especially those taken in large quantities, last much longer, which can cause someone to stop breathing again.
Where can I find a Naloxone Kit?
Anyone can get a kit from their local pharmacy. All you have to do is ask.
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