Available as an injection or nasal spray, naloxone works by blocking or reversing the effects of opioids.
Given the rapid rise of opioid overdoses, many state governments have responded by allowing local pharmacies to dispense naloxone without a written prescription. This helps caregivers, concerned loved ones, first responders and patients get naloxone more easily.
We support the opportunity to provide naloxone to those who would benefit from having it on hand during an emergency.
Where to get naloxone
Naloxone is available without a prescription in most states. For a complete list of states where naloxone is available without a prescription, click here.
If you would like to purchase naloxone, simply ask a pharmacy team member at any one of the CVS Pharmacy locations in the state.
If you live in a state where a prescription is needed, don't hesitate to ask your primary care physician.
Once you get naloxone, put it in an easily accessible place, tell your family and friends where it is, and learn how to use it.