HALIFAX: Nova Scotia Health was alerted today by a distribution partner that some Take Home Naloxone Kits that have been distributed to pharmacies across the province do not contain the critical doses of Naloxone.
If you have picked up a Take Home Naloxone Kit in Nova Scotia please check that your kit is complete.
If the Naloxone is missing you should return the kit to your local pharmacy and request a replacement.
A complete kit contains two doses of Naloxone in a pill bottle, two syringes, a breathing barrier, medical gloves, and instructions in a protective case.
No adverse events have been reported since we became aware earlier today.
Take Home Naloxone provides a life-saving response to someone experiencing an opioid overdose or poisoning.
Naloxone kits are available free of charge to anyone who may experience, witness, and respond to an opioid poisoning/overdose.
For more information and updates, please visit www.NSNaloxone.com
Health care professionals can email: NSNaloxone@nshealth.ca