March 2018

Naloxone is an antidote for opioids that can counteract depression of the respiratory tract. The two clinical tools listed below are included in the free kits available in Québec.

The collective prescription for naloxone was removed from the INESSS website. Given that naloxone has not been on the list of prescription medications since March 2016, the collective prescription is no longer needed. Moreover, with the adoption of the regulation amending the Regulation respecting the professional activities that may be engaged in within the framework of pre-hospital emergency services and care, the first responders to arrive on the scene have been authorized to administer naloxone since September 2017.

It's also possible to consult the publication: La réanimation cardiorespiratoire (RCR) dans le contexte de l’administration de naloxone pour surdose aux opioïdes dans la communauté.

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