In the event of an opioid overdose, the availability of a naloxone kit may be the difference between life and death. Naloxone is a fast-acting drug that can be used to temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, with the ability to restore breathing within two to five minutes.
Even with naloxone, an overdose is always an emergency. Always call 911, even if naloxone has been administered. For more information, speak with the pharmacy team at Palermo Pharmacy.