Naloxone for Overdose Treatment

Get assessed by your pharmacist to be issued a new prescription for Naloxone.

Free For each Consultation

Review eligibility with a pharmacist to receive a new prescription and medication to treat opioid overdose, all in one visit.

How a Scripted Visit Works

Requesting a Scripted consultation is easy, your pharmacist is there to help.

Select a treatment and complete a digital self-assessment including medical history, symptoms, medications.

A pharmacist will have an in person consultation with you in the pharmacy.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will issue you a new prescription and fill or administer treatment in the same visit.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone is an FDA-approved prescription medication used for the treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Studies have shown Naloxone to be 75-100% efficacious at reversing symptoms of an opiate overdose when used correctly.

Why is it important to carry Naloxone?

According to drugabuse.gov, families and friends with loved ones who have a history of substance use disorder should keep Naloxone close by. Most states have policies to allow for more people to carry Naloxone with or without a prescription, and administer it to anyone suspected of overdose without any civil penalties.

What you should know

Our platform guides pharmacists to review the answers you provide to the Scripted self-assessment questions to decide if you are eligible to receive a prescription for Naloxone.

We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.

Naloxone and Overdose FAQ's

When using the nasal formulation:

  1. Lay person flat on their back
  2. Insert Naloxone applicator into nostril
  3. Press firmly down onto applicator to ensure full dose is administered
  4. Turn person onto their side after giving the first dose
  5. Call 911 immediately for medical attention
  6. If the person requires another dose of Naloxone, spray new dose into the opposite nostril 2-3 minutes after the first dose

 

Other things to remember:

  • If you need to give someone a dose of Naloxone, keep a continuous watch on the person until medical attention arrives

According to drugabuse.gov, Naloxone comes in two FDA-approved forms: injectable and prepackaged nasal spray.

 

Injectable brands of naloxone are offered by different companies. The proper dose must be drawn up from a vial. Usually, it is injected with a needle into muscle, although healthcare providers might inject the medicine into the vein or under the skin.

 

Prepackaged Nasal Spray (generic naloxone, Narcan®, Kloxxado®), is an FDA-approved prefilled, needle-free device that requires no assembly and is sprayed into one nostril while the person lays on their back. This device can also be easier for loved ones and bystanders without formal training to use.

All formulations of naloxone are equally effective. The best formulation of Naloxone to purchase is the one that you can afford. Many insurance companies now cover Naloxone to allow for affordable co-pays.

One study showed that Narcan Nasal spray was easily administered by people never trained to use the medication. While training is recommended, many experts believe that Narcan Nasal Spray allows for the most likelihood for success in an emergency overdose.

 

You can walk in to your local pharmacy to purchase Naloxone. We recommend calling ahead of your visit to make sure they have the medication in stock.

To make it more simple, use the Scripted pharmacy locator to prepare for your visit to purchase Naloxone.

You can also purchase Naloxone online via Naloxone Exchange.

The available resources in every community vary. Google has created an index of resources, and references for communities. Learn more at Recover Together with Google

Generic Medication Name

Medication Strength

Brand Medication Name

Do I need a prescription?

Budesonide

32 mcg

Rhinocort

Yes

Fluticasone propionate

50 mcg

Flovent, Flonase

No

Fluticasone furoate

27.5 mcg

Avamys

Yes

Mometasone furoate

50 mcg

Nasonex

Yes

Triamcinolone acetonide

55 mcg

Nasacort, Allernaze

No

Flunisolide

0.025%

Nasarel

Yes

Ciclesonide

50 mcg

Omnaris

Yes

Beclomethasone

42 mcg

Beconase

Yes

Can I be seen through Scripted for Naloxone?

All adults are eligible to purchase Naloxone.

Common Symptoms of drug overdose include:

  • Unconciousness
  • Slow or shallow breathing
  • Known or suspected use of substance use disorder
  • Pale skin
  • Purple lips and fingernails
  • Inability to speak

References

  1. https://www.drugabuse.gov/
  2. Rzasa Lynn, Rachael, and J L Galinkin. “Naloxone dosage for opioid reversal: current evidence and clinical implications.” Therapeutic advances in drug safety vol. 9,1 (2018): 63-88. doi:10.1177/2042098617744161

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