Naloxone

About naloxone

Naloxone is used in emergency situations in which someone has reacted badly to an opioid and is experiencing an opioid overdose. Naloxone works by blocking or reversing the effects of opioids in the body.

Given the rapid rise of opioid overdoses, many state governments including California have responded by allowing pharmacies to provide naloxone to anyone who either uses opioids, or is around someone who uses opioids. This helps caregivers, concerned loved ones, first responders and patients get naloxone more easily without a physician’s prescription.

Where to get naloxone

Naloxone is available without a physician’s prescription at all USC Pharmacies. If you would like to purchase naloxone, ask a team member at any USC Pharmacy.

Once you get naloxone, put it in an easily accessible place, tell your family and friends where it is, and teach those around you how to use it.

More Resources:

Naloxone is available as a nasal spray, also referred to as NARCAN®. It is a safe and effective reversal agent for opioid or narcotic overdose and is available without a physician’s prescription, at all USC Pharmacies. Click here to learn how to administer it.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/opioid-overdose-reversal-naloxone-narcan-evzio

https://www.hhs.gov/opioids/sites/default/files/2018-12/naloxone-coprescribing-guidance.pdf