Canada Drugs is proud to announce that it can now offer Naloxone to its patients. This drug is used to treat people experiencing a narcotic or opioid overdose in an emergency situation. It can block or reverse the effects of an overdose including drowsiness, slowed breathing or loss of consciousness. It is easy to use and highly effective.
To order this product patients are REQUIRED to speak to a pharmacist to receive counselling on the safe use and administration of Naloxone. This counselling session can be expected to last approximately 20 minutes. No prescription is necessary to order this product. It is important to remember that emergency medical attention should be sought after the administration of Naloxone even if the symptoms of an overdose appear to be going away.
Opioid overdoses are a growing public health concern. Since 1999, opioid overdoses have quadruped. In 2015 Opioids were responsible for 33,091 deaths in the US. According to the CDC the five states with the highest rates of death due to drug overdose are West Virginia, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio, and Rhode Island. In some cases the increase was close to 200%. It is a major issue in Canada as well, with opioid overdoses increasing by 30% since 2007-2008. Overdoses can be fatal if not dealt with immediately. Naloxone’s ability to quickly combat the effects of an overdose is an important tool in keeping people alive. We are proud to be able to offer this critical, lifesaving drug to our patients. To order this product please call us at 1-800-226-3784 or visit our website.