Take Home Naloxone
Naloxone is a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid drugs like heroin, methadone, opium, codeine, morphine and buprenorphine. It is only effective for opioid overdoses and won’t work with any other drug.
Naloxone kits can come as either Prenoxad, which is a pre-filled syringe that you can find out how to use here. Or as Nyxoid, which is a nasal spray that you can find out how to use here. We currently supply both Prenoxad injecting kits and Nyxoid.
Naloxone will begin to work in 2-5 minutes, and the effects of naloxone will last between 20-40 minutes. After that time, the effects will wear off and the person will go back into overdose – medical help is crucial for the person during this time. You have to phone 999 and ask for an ambulance after giving naloxone.
We are able to provide naloxone to anyone living in Scotland who is over the age of 16 (for injection kit) and 14 (for nasal kit).
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Scottish Families will keep your information confidential and will not share it with third party organisations or use it for marketing purposes. We record statistics to monitor areas where we have distributed naloxone kits and the information we collect are your initials, age, first part of your postcode (i.e. EH11) and reason for issue. If you are happy for us to collect this information we can issue you with a kit, please complete the form below.
If you are interested in finding out more information on preventing overdose and how to give naloxone, Scottish Drugs Forum has created a short e-learning courses on opiate overdose prevention, intervention and naloxone. We recommend to anybody who would like a naloxone kit to complete this online training before using naloxone. The online course is free and available here.