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
37 New Haven Road, Seymour, CT 06483
144 Bank Street, Seymour, CT 06483
700 Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484
73 Center Street, Shelton, CT 06484
*Check here for a complete list of current carrying Connecticut pharmacies.
What is Naloxone?
Where can I get Naloxone in the Valley?
TIP: CALL BEFORE YOU GO!
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