Get assessed by your pharmacist to be issued a new prescription for Naloxone.
Review eligibility with a pharmacist to receive a new prescription and medication to treat opioid overdose, all in one visit.
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.
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.
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.
When using the nasal formulation:
Other things to remember:
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.
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Do I need a prescription?
All adults are eligible to purchase Naloxone.
Common Symptoms of drug overdose include: