The different ways Naloxone can be administered
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There are two products currently being used for nasal spray administration:
- The first product is the Adapt Pharmaceuticals 4 mg / .1 ml Narcan™ Nasal Spray.
- The second product is produced by Amphastar Pharmaceuticals and is a Luer-Jet Luer Lock Prefilled Syringe of 2 mg/ 2ml naloxone hydrochloride. This is a generic formulation. This device is paired with a LMA MAD Nasal atomizer device. There is an assembly process required. During assembly, the atomizer is attached to the Luer Lock device. This allows for the intra-nasal administration of the 2 mg/2 ml naloxone hydrochloride.
Other formulations of naloxone that you may find at your local pharmacy include:
- EVZIO is a hand-held, single-use auto-injector of .4 mg of naloxone. EVZIO is easy to administer with visual and voice instructions for guidance. EVZIO is compact in size and features a retractable needle system that helps prevent accidental needle exposure.
- There are a number of generic products for intramuscular injection of naloxone.