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What is Naloxone?

There are two types of Naloxone available in Ireland


Intramuscular Naloxone (brand name Prenoxad™)

Intranasal Naloxone (brand name Nyxoid™)

Observable signs of an opioid overdose



Naloxone and Covid-19

How to respond to an opioid overdose


How to move a person into the recovery position



How to carry out chest compressions


Please note that the current guidelines during covid19 do not include rescue breaths at this time.



Further Naloxone Resources


Download a Step by Step guide How to administer Naloxone here


Video Resources

Please be advised to follow the latest HSE Covid19 infection prevention and control guidelines regarding the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and not feeling for breath on the cheek or providing rescue breaths during CPR at this time.


1. Video How to respond to suspected opioid overdose

2. Video How to put someone into the recovery position

3. Video How to perform CPR

4. Video How to administer Intramuscular Naloxone (Prenoxad™)

5. Currently unavailable Video How to administer Intranasal Naloxone (Nyxoid™) this will be uploaded shortly


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