Naloxone (Narcan®) for Opioid Overdose
Naloxone (Narcan® or Evzio®) is a safe and effective medicine used to treat opioid overdose. It quickly reverses the effects of opioids such as hydrocodone, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and heroin. You can get naloxone at most Pennsylvania pharmacies. Overdose Free PA allows you to search by city or zip code for pharmacies near you that carry naloxone.
Pennsylvania’s Health Department issued a standing naloxone prescription order that can be used by anyone. Family members or friends of persons using opioids can also use the standing order to get naloxone to have in case of an emergency. It can be printed and taken to a pharmacy to be filled. You can also request a prescription from your doctor.
Pennsylvania Medicaid recipients with prescription coverage can fill prescriptions for naloxone products at no cost. There are several other ways to get a naloxone kit including through community programs, public events, single county authorities, and county health departments. Members may also be able to access naloxone through NEXT, a community-based distributor of mail-based naloxone that does not interact with health insurance. (naloxoneforall.org).
To get more information about opioid overdose and naloxone, please visit:
These websites also offer free training on how to administer naloxone: