Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canadian Pharmacists Association

How to use naloxone nasal spray in a few simple steps – New video and infographic

(en français)

As part of its on-going efforts to address the rise of opioid overdose-related deaths, CPhA has created a new video and infographic to teach people how to use naloxone nasal spray. These patient education tools, available in English and French, are being rolled out to pharmacists to share with patients as supplementary informative tools to counseling and education programs about preventing overdose deaths.


Infographic: Administering Naloxone Nasal Spray

More naloxone patient resources can be found on our Opioid Stewardship practice resources page.

Additional information

The public does not require a prescription for naloxone nasal spray. In most provinces and territories, it is not currently covered as part of publicly funded Take Home Naloxone programs* and not yet widely available in pharmacies.

Currently, naloxone nasal spray is sold as NARCAN® under an interim order that authorizes the importation and sale of NARCAN® Nasal spray into Canada. The manufacturer, Adapt Pharma, is currently preparing for the Canadian launch of this product.

*In the Northwest Territories, naloxone nasal spray is publicly funded.