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Quick Facts About Naloxone

Quick Facts about Naloxone

  • Naloxone only reverses opioid overdoses
  • It has no effect if you do NOT have opioids in your body
  • Naloxone has no abuse potential
    • No one can get high on naloxone
    • Naloxone is not a controlled substance
  • Naloxone acts quickly in 2-5 minutes
    • Often in less than 3 minutes
  • Naloxone stays active for only 30-120 minutes depending on the person’s metabolism and the amount of opioids ingested
  • Naloxone can be repeated every 2-3 minutes
  • Naloxone can be safely used on infants, adolescents, and elderly
  • Naloxone can be administered to pregnant persons when an opioid emergency occurs