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Narcan/Naloxone

Approved by the FDA, Narcan, also known as Naloxone helps prevent overdoses by opioids such as heroin, morphine and oxycodone. See below for more information on Narcan, how it is used, and where it can be purchased.

How is Narcan/Naloxone used?

Narcan/Naloxone blocks opioid receptor sites within the brain and reverses the toxic effects of the overdose.

How can Narcan/Naloxone be given?

  • Intranasal spray (nose). Click here to learn how to use.
  • Intramuscular injection (in the muscle). Click here to learn how to use.
  • Intravenous injection (through the vein). Click here to learn how to use.

Where can I purchase Narcan/Naloxone?

*No prescription is needed to access Narcan/Naloxone. Please ask your pharmacist or pharmacy tech at the pharmacy counter.

Click here for a list of Pharmacies that carry Narcan/Naloxone in Richmond County.

Click here for a list of Pharmacies that carry Narcan/Naloxone in Moore County.

Click here for a list of Pharmacies that carry Narcan/Naloxone in Mongtomery County.

Click here for a list of Pharmacies that carry Narcan/Naloxone in Lee County.

Click here for a list of Pharmacies that carry Narcan/Naloxone in Hoke County.

The STOP Act - Gov. Roy Cooper signed the STOP Act of 2017 into law on June 29, 2017. The Act is intended to prevent and reduce prescription opioid misuse, while strengthening North Carolina’s substance use treatment and recovery options. To learn more about the STOP act, click here.

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