Naloxone (commonly known by brand names such as Narcan, Prenoxad or Nyxoid) is a medication which can reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids include illegally obtained drugs such as heroin, or legal drugs prescribed for pain such as oxycodone and fentanyl.
If you or someone you know is at risk of opioid overdose, you can access naloxone and learn how to use it. cohealth also provides overdose response training and a kit to help you properly use and store naloxone.
Participating pharmacies to access Naloxone:
62 High St, Northcote
365 Hoddle St, Collingwood
130 Nicholson St Footscray
|John Silverii’s Pharmacy
333 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
|Footscray Plaza Pharmacy
Shop 1, 18 Albert St Footscray
32 Sydney Rd Brunswick
22 Devonshire Rd, Sunshine
|Newton & Leung Pharmacy
272 Smith St, Collingwood
|Terry White Pharmacy
Neale Rd, Deer Park
|Perry Moshidis Pharmacy
22/246 Church St, Richmond
|Soul Pattinson Chemist
83 Watton St, Werribee
113 Elgin St, Carlton
|Lowe’s Amcal & Compounding Pharmacy
69-71 Watton St, Werribee
Anyone who uses opioids or their family members, friends and carers.
There are a few ways to get training and a Naloxone voucher for yourself or for family members, friends or carers of people who are at risk of overdosing. All training and access to the Naloxone voucher is provided by cohealth’s needle and syringe program (NSP).
Once you have access to the voucher, you get the Naloxone from one of the local participating pharmacies. See below for a list of pharmacies.
Funded by the Department of Health, cohealth is providing naloxone for free for people who require it.
cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.