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    ​How to Use Naloxone​

    El Uso de la Naloxona: Verlo en Español​​​​​​

    Anyone can learn how to use naloxone with minima​​​​​​l training. The following instructions describe how to use Narcan® Nasal Spray.​

    Signs of Opi​oid Overd​​​ose​​​​​​

    • Unresponsiveness
    • Shallow, slow, or stopped breathing
    • Lips/fingernails turning blue/gray/white depending on skin tone
    • Pale/grayish skin
    • A very limp body
    • Loud snoring or gurgling sounds
    • Slow or stopped heartbeat

    ​​​Step 1: Get Thei​​​​r Attention​​

    Firmly rub your knuckles up and down the middle of the person’s chest.

    Step 2: If No Response, Call 911​​

    Tell them your exact location and describe the person's symptoms.

    Step 3: Give Naloxo​​​ne

    Peel back package to remove the device. Place the tip of the nozzle in either nostril until your fingers touch the bottom of the person’s n​​ose. Press the plunger firmly to release dose into nose. If first dose doesn’t work within 1–3 minutes, give second dose.

    ​​Step 4: Support Br​eathing

    Lay the person on their back. Tilt the chin back. Remove anything blocking their airway. Pinch the person’s nose closed and cover their mouth with your mouth. Blow 2 regular breaths, then give 1 breath every 5 seconds. If trained in CPR, do chest compressions.

    Step 5: Give Car​​e

    Stay with the person until medical help arrives. Place the person in recovery position: face and head turned to the side, top hand placed under head, top knee bent to support the body.

    Watch a ​V​​​ideo

    ​​​​Learn how to use naloxone in 43 seconds.​

    ​​Watch on YouTube in English | Verlo en Español​​​

    ​Frequently-Asked Questio​​ns​