Naloxone Click and Deliver
What does the Naloxone Click & Deliver service provide?
By completing the information required below, we can send out Naloxone to any address in Wales. Naloxone is a lifesaving medication that can temporarily reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
Who is the service for?
Anyone living in Wales using opioids such as Heroin, Methadone or Buprenorphine or Opioid analgesic such as Tramadol, oxycodone, codeine etc. outside of prescription can order Naloxone.
This is also available for friends or family members of those who use Opioids or Opioid analgesics.
Where can it be delivered to?
Anyone living in Wales can order Naloxone.
How can the Naloxone Click & Deliver service be accessed?
By following the instructions on the page below (scroll down) to use the Naloxone Click & Deliver service and order Naloxone.
Opioids such as heroin and methadone slow your central nervous system down. An opioid overdose can slow the central nervous system down so much that the brain forgets to breathe, which can lead to death. Naloxone is the antidote to an opioid overdose, it works as a temporary antagonist by forcing the opioids off receptors in the brain, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. Naloxone is short acting, meaning its effects will start to wear off after a short time (usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes) and a person can enter back in to an overdose state. It is vital that an ambulance is called if you suspect someone has overdosed, even if you have administered naloxone as they will need further care.
If Naloxone is given to a person who hasn’t used Opioids, there will not be any adverse effect.
Naloxone does not have any psychoactive properties and cannot be misused – it is purely the antidote for an Opioid overdose, and a lifesaving medication.
Clear liquid that comes in different preparations, injectable and nasal spray.
Naloxone is a prescription only drug, so pharmacies cannot sell it over the counter. But drug services can supply it without a prescription. An amendment to the Human Medicines Regulations allow drug services such as DAN 24/7 to supply Naloxone without a prescription.
And anyone can use Naloxone to save a life in an emergency.
Take home Naloxone kits that are provided to individuals at risk of an opioid overdose or to individuals likely to witness an opioid overdose available in the form of an injectable kit (Prenoxad) or a nasal spray (Nyxoid). The injectable kit is a pre-filled syringe and is injected in to a muscle, and the nasal kit is a nasal spray that is administered in to the nostril.
Naloxone is specifically used to counteract life-threatening depression of the central nervous system and respiratory system. It is not to be confused with naltrexone, an opioid receptor antagonist, used for dependence treatment rather than emergency overdose treatment.
Naloxone is derived from Thebaine. Thebaine (paramorphine) is a naturally occurring chemical of opium, but has stimulatory rather than depressant effects.
Naloxone order form
It is recommended that everyone undertakes Naloxone training. In order to gain access to Naloxone; you must first complete the Naloxone, and overdose awareness training. Please tick the declaration below to state if you have completed the training, either online or with a local drug and alcohol service provider. To complete the online Exchange Supplies Naloxone Training, click on the link in the declaration. Once the training is complete, please return to this page to complete your order.