Naloxone is a medicine that can save someone’s life if they are overdosing on opioids — whether it’s a prescription opioid, heroin, or a drug containing fentanyl. FDA approved forms of naloxone that are available include the nasal sprays Narcan® and Kloxxado™, the ZIMHI™ prefilled syringe, and generic formulations that are used with a syringe or IV.
1 Anyone can give naloxone to a person who may be overdosing, even if you don’t know what they have overdosed on.
2 You can get it from a pharmacy or local health department without a personal prescription, often for free.
3 It can be used on pregnant women.
4 It is safe to keep around children.