Prepare for the worst (Kloxxado)
Opioid overdoses can be survived, but timing of treatment is paramount. For that reason, many in public safety and community services have begun to carry Kloxxado, a branded medication used to reverse the effects of opioids on the body. Having it available at the right time can make the difference between life and death.
If you know someone who is using opioids, overdose is always likely. Whether it’s prescription-based or obtained on the streets, overdose can happen to anyone who is using.
Worse yet, many drugs like Xanax and Oxycodone that are bought and sold outside of a pharmacy are counterfeit—fake pills created to look like other pharmaceuticals. Generally, these contain Fentanyl and overdose becomes even more likely.
How to obtain Kloxxado
ANF is working to assist individuals and organizations with Kloxxado. We will be updating this page as this initiative progresses.
According to Kloxxado’s website:
Kloxxado® contains the most naloxone available in a nasal spray (8mg) and there is no generic equivalent. In fact, generic naloxone medications contain only half the dose of Kloxxado®, which may not be enough to counter an opioid overdose, especially if fentanyl is involved.3
- At the pharmacy counter, ask for Kloxxado® by name and do not accept any substitutes.
- If Kloxxado® is not on the shelf at your preferred pharmacy, they can order it for you (may take 1-2 days).
- Some states require a naloxone prescription, so it’s best to check with your doctor or pharmacist first.
- Download a Kloxxado® Savings Card to save money on your naloxone prescription.
- If you get your naloxone from a community program or harm reduction program, ask them if they can get Kloxxado® for your community.