Naloxone (also known as Narcan®) is a medication called an “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose, for example morphine and heroin overdose.

Narcan is not a subsitute for emergency medical care.

Naloxone is used in opioid overdoses to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system, allowing an overdose victim to breathe normally.

Naloxone is a nonscheduled (i.e., non-addictive), prescription medication.

Naloxone only works if a person has opioids in their system; the medication has no effect if opioids are absent.

Although traditionally administered by emergency response personnel, naloxone can be administered by minimally trained laypeople, which makes it ideal for treating overdose in people who have been prescribed opioid pain medication and in people who use heroin and other opioids.

Naloxone has no potential for abuse.

Naloxone may be injected in the muscle, vein or under the skin or sprayed into the nose. Naloxone that is injected comes in a lower concentration than Naloxone (NARCAN) that is sprayed up the nose (4mg). 

It is a temporary drug that wears off in 20-90 minutes.


CVS Pharmacy #17324

20 W Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401

Hancock Pharmacy VI

95 Wakelee Avenue, Ansonia, CT 06401

Rite Aid #667

404 Main Street, Ansonia, CT 06401


Beacon Falls Pharmacy

20 North Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403


CVS Pharmacy #1044

656 New Haven Avenue, Derby, CT 06418


CVS Pharmacy #124

98 Bridge Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770

Ford Pharmacy & Med Supply

2 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770

Rite Aid #1375

56 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck ,CT 06770

Stop & Shop #604

727 Rubber Avenue, Naugatuck, CT 06770


CVS Pharmacy #185

215 West Street, Seymour, CT 06483

Seybridge Pharmacy

37 New Haven Road, Seymour, CT 06483

Walgreens #11619

144 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483


Walgreens #09612

700 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484

Walgreens #11605

73 Center Street, Shelton, CT 06484

*Check here for a complete list of current carrying Connecticut pharmacies.

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What is Naloxone?

Where can I get  Naloxone in the Valley?


Call the pharmacy ahead of time to ensure the product is in stock;

if it is not currently available, most pharmacies can obtain the medication within 24 hours. 

Verify when a trained pharmacist is working to receive a naloxone prescription. 

Not every pharmacist can prescribe naloxone, so call ahead!

Naugatuck Valley Overdose Prevention & Education