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Free Naloxone kits to save lives

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  • 5 min
  • Lakeshore Road

Service Description

Please read details here Naloxone (pronounced na-LOX-own) is a drug that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. Opioids are drugs that are prescribed by a medical practitioner to treat pain. However, opioids are also used recreationally. Some commonly used opioids include: morphine heroin oxycodone fentanyl codeine hydromorphone While opioids can be an effective part of pain management for medically supervised patients, opioid addiction and overdose are a significant challenge in Ontario. Naloxone only reverses overdoses from opioids. It will not reverse overdoses from other kinds of drugs, such as benzodiazepines or stimulants like cocaine and amphetamines. Naloxone safety Naloxone rapidly reverses the symptoms of an opioid overdose. Naloxone can either be injected intramuscularly (in a muscle) or given as a nasal spray. After the naloxone is administered, it is a best practice to stay with the person who was experiencing the opioid overdose until an ambulance arrives, in case first responders need help or information. Naloxone is considered safe for everyone, unless there is a reason to believe a person has an allergy to naloxone. If you are not sure what caused someone to become unconscious, giving naloxone is not likely to cause further harm. If a person has been using opioids, naloxone may put them into withdrawal. Opioid withdrawal is a set of symptoms arising from the sudden withdrawal or reduction of opioids following previous heavy usage. While withdrawal is uncomfortable, it is usually not life threatening. Protection from liability Protection from liability available under the Good Samaritan Act, 2001 would generally apply to a anyone who voluntarily administers naloxone in an emergency in response to an opioid overdose.

Cancellation Policy

✅To ensure the safety of yourself and other visitors 🙏Please don’t come to the pharmacy if you feel unwell , if you have been in contact with someone who had Covid , we will be more than happy to reschedule your appointment. ✅Please wear a mask. ✅Please let us know if you no longer need this appointment as soon as you can so we can ensure someone else can get their vaccine 🙏

Contact Details

  • Brant Lakeshore Pharmacy & Purolator Shipping Center, Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON, Canada

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