Frequently Asked Questions about Narcan Nasal Spray
1. What is Narcan Nasal Spray?
Narcan Nasal Spray is an FDA-approved nasal spray that reverses opioid overdose and saves lives. It is a life-saving antidote for people experiencing an opioid overdose. It is a naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray that works by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restoring normal respiration. It can be used by anyone, including friends and family members, who may witness an opioid overdose.
2. How do I use Narcan Nasal Spray?
Prior to using Narcan Nasal Spray, call 911 and give rescue breathing to the person who is overdosing, if possible. Administer one (1) or two (2) doses of Narcan Nasal Spray into each nostril. Narcan Nasal Spray can be given through clothing or even if the person is only somewhat conscious. Always stay with the person afterNarcan Nasal Spray administration until help arrives.
3. Does Narcan Nasal Spray have any side effects?
Narcan Nasal Spray can cause mild side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or a feeling of heaviness. If someone experiences side effects, get medical help right away.
4. Is Narcan Nasal Spray safe to use?
Yes. Narcan Nasal Spray is FDA approved and safe to use. It can be used with confidence by anyone, even those without medical training. It is also non-addictive, and does not produce any kind of dependency.
5. How long does Narcan Nasal Spray work?
Narcan Nasal Spray usually works within 2 minutes. Its reversal effects typically last about 30 minutes. It is important to call 911 immediately after administering the Narcan Nasal Spray and staying with the person in need until help arrives.