Naloxone opioid overdose kits available free of charge

The Mississippi State Department of Health says naloxone kits to counteract opioid overdoses are available through the department free of charge.  

You may know of naloxone by the names Narcan and Kloxxado. The medication can reverse an overdose of opioids such as heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications.

To request a free kit, click here. A request form is needed to be filled out and then a short training video about the usage of Naloxone follows. Kits are mailed to the person requesting one. 

Information is kept confidential and responses only identify areas of need and to help MSDH improve its services under the program.  

Your local pharmacist can dispense naloxone without a prescription from a doctor or other medical practitioner, so Mississippians can go to their local pharmacy to request it.

Mississippi is also working to ensure that all of the state’s emergency services have naloxone on hand and know how to administer it.

Go to Make Mississippi OD Free for more information.  

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