Naloxone is a medication that works almost immediately to reverse opioid overdose. It has few adverse effects, no potential for abuse, and can be rapidly administered through nasal spray. While most professional first responders and emergency departments are equipped with naloxone, emergency service providers may not arrive in time to revive overdose victims.
Trained and equipped bystanders such as friends, family and other non-health care providers and drug users themselves can effectively respond and reverse an opioid overdose.
Naloxone is available without a prescription at participating pharmacies in California. It may be covered by your insurance or can be purchased with cash. Check with your insurance carrier for details.
Naloxone is available at no-cost through:
San Joaquin County Public Health Services420 S. Wilson Way Stockton, CA 95205 Phone: (209) 953-7309
Click here to see the Public Health Services Naloxone Flyer
Haga clic aquí para ver el folleto de naloxona de los Servicios de Salud Pública