About Life-Saving Naloxone
Naloxone (sometimes referred to by the brand name, Narcan) is a medication that reverses overdoses from opioids such as heroin and prescription painkillers. Opioids repress the urge to breathe – when someone is overdosing on opioids, they stop breathing and may die.
In New York, residents can get naloxone at participating pharmacies and some community-based organizations. For a list of participating pharmacies, view this PDF by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Where To Get Naloxone
- Community-based organizations and hospitals
- Local Pharmacy
- You can get naloxone at most pharmacies on Staten Island by prescription. Visit your local pharmacy for more information.
- Select pharmacies can provide naloxone no prescription required and free of charge. Ask about naloxone during your next visit.