What is naloxone?

Naloxone, also known by its brand name Narcan, is a medication that can reverse the life-threatening effects of an opioid overdose within minutes. A person can get this medication from a community organization that distributes naloxone or from a California pharmacist (a prescription from a health care provider is not necessary). Click here to learn more about naloxone and how you can potentially save someone’s life in the event of an overdose.