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How to administer Narcan Nasal Spray 4mg

Everything you need to know about how to administer Narcan Nasal 4mg

Cómo usar Narcan nasal-guía rápida [Spanish]

Narcan is a medicine that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose.

  1. Important! Call 911 and tell the operator that someone is not responding or breathing. Have the exact address of where the person is.
  2. Open the package and hold the applicator with your thumb on the bottom of the “plunger.” Put your fingers on the sides of the nozzle.
  3. Insert the tip of the nozzle into either nostril. Tilt the person’s head back.
  4. Press the plunger of the applicator firmly to give the dose. Remove the applicator from the nostril after giving the dose.
  5. Mouth to mouth breathing: Tilt their chin up and pinch their nose. Give one breath every 5 seconds for 2-3 minutes. During this time you are waiting for the Narcan to take effect.
  6. Repeat: If the person does not respond after 2-3 minutes, you can administer another dose of Narcan in the other nostril. Keep doing mouth to mouth breathing until the ambulance arrives.