Naloxone Rescue for Opioid Overdose

Naloxone, also called Narcan, can very quickly restore normal breathing for a person whose breathing has slowed down or stopped because of an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin.

Naloxone only works for opioid drugs, including heroin, morphine, oxycodone (e.g. OxyContin, Percocet), oxymorphone (e.g. Opana), methadone, hydrocodone (e.g. Vicodin), codeine and fentanyl.

Oregon law allows lay people to carry and use naloxone on others. With a prescription and proper training, you can be prepared to save the life of someone in need. 

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