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.

Learn the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose.

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.

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