Approved by the FDA, Narcan, also known as Naloxone, helps prevent overdoses by opioid such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone.
How Is Narcan/Naloxone used?
Narcan/Naloxone blocks opioid receptor sites within the brain and reverses the toxic effects of the overdose.
Signs of Opioid Overdose:
- Person does not wake or respond to touch or voice
- Breathing is not normal, very slow, or has stopped
- Pin-point sized pupils
- Bluish lips and nose
Opioid overdose is life-threatening and requires immediate emergency attention. Recognizing the signs of opioid overdose is essential to saving lives.
This project is funded by HRSA Rural Community Opioid Response Project - Implementation.