Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, is a medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is safe and effective to use in any situation where there is a suspected opioid overdose.
Mail order naloxone services are now available through the Hepatitis and Harm Reduction Program!
Order by filling out the form below.
Orders are currently limited to one box of naloxone at a time. If you need more than one box (two doses) of naloxone, you can find it for free, without a prescription, in-person at all NM Department of Health Public Health Offices or community providers. It’s also available for purchase at Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS.
Option 2: Get Naloxone In Person
Naloxone is also available at your local Public Health Office, through some health-related community organizations, and pharmacies. Click HERE to find naloxone near you.
Naloxone may take longer to work on fentanyl, or a second dose might need to be administered because it is a more potent opioid.
Naloxone works because it is an opioid antagonist, meaning it binds to opioid receptors in the brain in place of the opioid.
- Try not to keep naloxone stored in extreme heat or cold for prolonged periods of time
- Try not to keep naloxone in direct sunlight
- Naloxone expires 3 years from the date of manufacture, however, “Expired naloxone is better than no naloxone!”
- Naloxone is safe and effective to use on anyone, including children and pets
- If the nostrils are obstructed, naloxone can be administered under the tongue
Learn How to Administer Naloxone
We’ve included videos below in English and Spanish.
Remember to Peel, Place, Push
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Don’t Have Naloxone?
Here’s What to Do!