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Naloxone

Naloxone is avalaible at Street Health Centre.  Training and kits are free.

Naloxone is also available at pharmacies and other locations across Ontario. Find a location near you and learn more about naloxone through the Government of Ontario website.

What is Naloxone?

Naloxone, or Narcan®, is an antidote to opioid overdose. Taking too much of opioid drugs (like morphine, heroin, methadone, oxycodone, and fentanyl) can make breathing slow down or stop. Naloxone reverses this, restoring normal breathing and consciousness. Giving naloxone can prevent death or brain damage from lack of oxygen during an opioid overdose. It does not work for non-opioid overdoses (like cocaine, ecstasy, GHB or alcohol). However, if an overdose involves multiple substances, including opioids, naloxone helps by temporarily removing the opioid from the equation. 

Please call 613.549.1440 to book an appointment.

Resources:

SHOOPP Instructional Pamphlet

Take Home Naloxone - Frequently Asked Questions