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How to Administer Naloxone

Naloxone is a life-saving medicine that will reverse an opioid overdose. Below are two common forms with instructions on how to use. Administering NARCAN® Peel back the package to remove the device. Place the tip of the nozzle in either nostril until your fingers touch the bottom of the person’s nose. DO NOT test the…

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FDA Approves Over-The-Counter Narcan

A person holding a package of Narcan nasal spray

On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC) nonprescription use. This makes it the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription. Narcan is a medication that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in adults and children.…

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