What is Naloxone?
Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses the respiratory depression resulting from an opiate overdose caused by drugs such as heroin, oxycodone and methadone. It is standard practice for emergency personnel to administer naloxone when summoned to the scene of a suspected opiate overdose. Naloxone has no psychoactive or addictive qualities and very few side eﬀects. After a simple training, naloxone can be safely administered by laypeople, including family members and peers, either by intramuscular injection or with a nasal spray.
Our information is that Naloxone, available to persons 18+ without a prescription, is available at all CVS pharmacies.
For those who wish to have it but have problems paying for it, the manufacturer is willing to help.
KALEO CARESAssistance Program
Kaléo, the maker of EVZIO, understands the importance of having emergency medications available to patients. We also recognize that some patients may have financial difficulties that prevent them from obtaining these needed medications.
Through the KALÉO CARES Patient Assistance Program, patients who are experiencing financial difficulties may be able to receive EVZIO at no cost. To be eligible for assistance, a patient must: