Naloxone Injection is available for purchase without a prescription at Goldsmith MediCenter Pharmacy.
Over 44,000 people die from accidental drug overdoses every year in the United States and most of those deaths are from opioids, including controlled substance pain medication and illegal drugs such as heroin. Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by providing access to this medication at our pharmacy without a prescription we can help save lives.
The Naloxone Injection is often available at a low cost or sometimes a $0 copay for patients. Call Tony Roberts, Pharm.D for more information on the Naloxone Injection.
About the Naloxone Injection:
EVZIO is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond. EVZIO is to be given right away by a caregiver and does not take the place of emergency medical care.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
What is the most important information I should know about EVZIO?
EVZIO is used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid medicines. The medicine in EVZIO has no effect in people who are not taking opioid medicines. Always carry EVZIO with you in case of an opioid emergency.
- Use EVZIO right away if you or your caregiver think signs or symptoms of an opioid emergency are present because an opioid emergency can cause severe injury or death. Signs and symptoms of an opioid emergency may include:
- unusual sleepiness and you are not able to awaken the person with a loud
- voice or rubbing firmly on the middle of their chest (sternum)
- breathing problems, including slow or shallow breathing in someone difficult to awaken or they look like they are not breathing
- the black circle in the center of the colored part of the eye (pupil) is very small, sometimes called "pinpoint pupils" in someone difficult to awaken
- Family members, caregivers, or other people who may have to use EVZIO in an opioid emergency should know where EVZIO is stored and how to give EVZIO before an opioid emergency happens.
- Get emergency medical help right away after using the first dose of EVZIO.
- The signs and symptoms of an opioid emergency can return within several minutes after EVZIO is given. If this happens, give additional injections using a new EVZIO auto-injector every 2 to 3 minutes and continue to closely watch the person until emergency help is received.