NARCAN® Nasal Spray

Opioid Epidemic: Save a life with free NARCAN® Nasal Spray

What is NARCAN (Naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray?

NARCAN® Nasal Spray is a prescription medicine used for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as a possible overdose, indicated by signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond. NARCAN® Nasal Spray is to be given right away and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Please review all additional information at the manufacturer’s website before using. 

Who should get NARCAN® Nasal Spray?

Any person who comes in contact with people who are at risk of an opioid overdose, or uses prescription opioids should have NARCAN® Nasal Spray on hand in case of an emergency. It may provide critical, life saving minutes while you wait for the first responders.

  • Individuals who use recreational or prescription drugs
  • Parents and friends of recreational or prescription drug users 
  • Drug rehab and treatment facility staff

Can NARCAN® Nasal Spray (Naloxone) be used for a fentanyl overdose? 

Yes. Fentanyl is an opioid therefore Naloxone can be used to reverse a fentanyl overdose. 

(Fentanyl is a powerful opioid commonly added to many recreational drugs without the user’s knowledge, making it a major cause of overdose deaths in America today.)

Where can you get NARCAN® Nasal Spray?

  • Individuals
  • Organizations
    • Website:
    • Price: Free
    • More info: DHCS will provide free naloxone to organizations and entities eligible to administer or distribute naloxone through a California Public Health standing order. 
      • Examples include: 
        • First responders
        • Emergency medical services
        • Fire authorities
        • Law enforcement, courts, & criminal justice partners
        • Veteran organizations
        • Homeless programs
        • Schools & universities
        • Libraries
        • Religious entities
        • Community organizations 
      • The program is not intended to distribute directly to individuals. Some community organizations and other entities listed above may offer naloxone at low or no cost to individuals.