Naloxone is a prescription drug that can reverse the effects of prescription opioid and heroin overdose. It can be helpful in preventing overdose deaths if administered in time.
Naloxone blocks opioids in the brain from binding to the receptors, alleviating some of the sedating effects of opioids.
The out of pocket cost for naloxone nasal spray ranges between $70 and $150 for a two dose unit, depending on the formulation.
How is naloxone generally dispensed?
A pharmacist is allowed to dispense either two prefilled syringes in a kit for nasal use; a twin pack that contains two intramuscular naloxone auto-injectors, or a twin pack that contains two naloxone nasal sprays.