Available in multiple formulations over the counter and through the pharmacy without an individual prescription, naloxone works by blocking or reversing the effects of opioids.
We're dedicated to increasing access to naloxone for those who would benefit from having it on hand during an emergency. Increased availability makes it easier for caregivers, concerned loved ones, first responders and patients to get naloxone.
If you or someone you know is at increased risk for opioid overdose, especially those struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD), you should carry naloxone and keep it at home. Because you can’t use naloxone on yourself, let others know you have it in case you experience an opioid overdose.
Carrying naloxone is not any different than carrying an epinephrine auto-injector (commonly known by the brand name EpiPen) for someone with allergies. It simply provides an extra layer of protection for those at a higher risk for overdose.
Where to get naloxone
Buy NARCAN Nasal Spray over the counter at CVS Pharmacy without a prescription in all states and in Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.
If you would like to buy OTC NARCAN® Nasal Spray at your local CVS Pharmacy location, simply ask a front store associate or pharmacy team member.
You may also order OTC NARCAN® Nasal Spray for store pickup or delivery at CVS.com® or in the CVS Pharmacy app (subject to location and availability).
Our pharmacy teams can check your insurance plan for potential savings on other naloxone products, which remain available without an individual prescription.
Once you get OTC NARCAN Nasal Spray or naloxone, put it in an easy-to-access place, tell your family and friends where it is, and learn how to use it.