Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can stop or reverse an opioid overdose. The effects of naloxone are temporary.
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Signs of an opioid overdose
Overdosing on opioids can quickly lead to death.
How to use naloxone
If you think someone is having an opioid overdose call 9-1-1 or your local emergency help line, then give naloxone right away. Follow the directions on the kit.
Where to get naloxone in your province or territory
Naloxone is available without a prescription at pharmacies. Ask the pharmacist.
Some provinces offer free take-home naloxone kits. Consult your province to see whether these kits are available.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick - Naloxone kits are available at pharmacies.
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
- Saskatchewan - Naloxone kits are available at pharmacies.
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