Naloxone’s overdose reversal effects are temporary. All overdose victims must receive medical care immediately after administration of naloxone.

To administer Narcan Nasal Spray:


• Put on household or medical gloves if readily available
(Some drugs are delivered through the skin.)

• If you do not have gloves, you can use fabric between your hand and the patch.

• Move the victim to floor on his or her back

• Tilt the chin up

Clear the airway

Tilt back the head and spray the entire contents into one side of the nose.

• You may administer additional doses every 2-3 minutes.

Remove any patches you see in the mouth or on the skin.  They may be administering more medication to the victim.