Resources on Naloxone and How to Obtain Naloxone Kits

Published April 28, 2017, 1:35 p.m.

Naloxone is a drug that can temporarily reverse an opioid overdose, buying precious time to seek emergency medical help. An overdose of opioid drugs such as fentanyl, morphine, heroin, methadone, or oxycodone can cause a person’s breathing to slow or stop. If used right away, naloxone can help them breathe normally and regain consciousness.

Free naloxone kits are available at participating pharmacies and community-based organizations. The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has developed a website where you can search for where to get a naloxone kit in your area.

For more information on naloxone, how to use a naloxone kit, who’s at risk of an opioid overdose, and more, go to Ontario.ca/OpioidOverdose.