Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of the most common questions related to Naloxone and how to properly use it to save a life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered some of the most common questions related to Naloxone and how to properly use it to save a life.

What is naloxone?

Naloxone is a medication designed to rapidly reverse an opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of other opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or any other opioid medication.

Can you get high from taking naloxone?

No. Naloxone cannot be abused. It is only used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Can I give myself naloxone?

No, treatment of suspected opioid overdose must be performed by someone other than the affected person.

Is naloxone addictive?

No, naloxone has no potential for abuse or overdose.

What are the ingredients of naloxone nasal spray?

Active ingredient: naloxone hydrochloride. Inactive ingredients: benzalkonium chloride, disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetate, sodium chloride, hydrochloric acid and purified water.

Can naloxone help in curing addiction?

No. Naloxone cannot cure or treat addiction. It is only used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Can naloxone be used on a child?

Naloxone is a very safe drug that is used across ages. An opioid overdose is a life-threatening situation, which can be temporarily reversed by naloxone, and for that reason if someone you know is overdosing you would give naloxone regardless of age.

How long does it take for naloxone to work?

Naloxone will start to work in approximately 2-3 minutes.

What happens if I take naloxone and I have not used any opioids?

Nothing. Naloxone only works to remove the effects of an opioid.

NaloxoneCare.com is operated by Respect Rx Pharmacy (OCP 303519)

**NaloxoneCare.com provides free nasal naloxone kits to recipients of Indigenious Affairs (NIHB) & Veterans Health Insurance

Address:

2361302 Ontario Inc.
11 Selkirk Ave
Ottawa, Ontario K1L 6N1

Phone:

613-422-8181

Pharmacy Manager:

Donald Johnstone

Respect Rx Pharmacy works closely with Recovery Care, a group of addiction and wellness clinics located throughout Eastern Ontario.

Since opening in 2013, these clinics have supported thousands of people with treatments for opiate and alcohol addiction, mental health issues and hepatitis C infections.