​Injectable Nalox​​one 

Naloxone is an injectable medication that can save people from dying of toxic drug poisoning because it reverses the effects of opioid drugs. Naloxone has been added as a First Nations Health Benefit. It is an open benefit on the drug benefit list, which means that it does not require a prescription from a doctor or nurse practitioner. 

To obtain naloxone from a pharmacy, you now have two choices and both are covered by First Nations Health Benefits. 

  • You can speak with your pharmacist. If naloxone is right for you then the pharmacist will provide you with it.​
  • You can visit your doctor and ask for a prescription and have the prescription filled at the pharmacy.​

Naloxone is available at pharmacies and at harm reduction service locations (First Nations and provincial). Find ​a site here. 

Nasal Naloxone

Nasal naloxone is the same chemical as injectable naloxone – the only difference is the delivery method. Nasal naloxone is easy to administer.​ You can learn how to use it from your pharmacist.

How to Use Naloxone