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