In 2016, there were 444 opioid-related overdose deaths in Oklahoma. Through the combined efforts of health industry leaders, law enforcement, first responders and prevention advocates, we reduced our rate of opioid-related overdose to 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people, as compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000. With wider use and availability of Narcan®, we can continue this downward trend.
What is NARCAN®?
Narcan®(naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray is the first and only FDA approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is:
- Designed for ease-of-use
- Has a 4mg concentrated dose
- Cannot be abused to get high
- Only works on opioid overdose
- Not a substitute for emergency medical care.
If You Suspect an Opioid Overdose:
Repeat doses may be necessary. Narcan® Nasal Spray is contraindicated in patients known to be hypersensitive to naloxone hydrochloride.
How To Use NARCAN®?
Peel back package to remove the device. With your thumb on the plunge and 2 fingers on the nozzle.
Place and hold the tip of the nozzle in either nostril until fingers touch the bottom of the patient's nose.
Press the plunger firmly to release the dose into the patient's nose. Multiple doses may be needed. Seek emergency care.