If someone has overdosed, always call for an ambulance.
If there is someone else with you, get them to call while you administer naloxone.
Stay with the person until the ambulance arrives.
Recognise an opioid overdose
- Breathing - shallow or stopped
- Snoring (rattling breath)
- Skin - pale or ashen
- Lips and fingernails - blue or grey
- Watch how to recognise an opioid overdose (Prenoxad)
Respond to an opioid overdose
Watch video demonstrations
Using Injectable Naloxone
Find out more about injectable naloxone (Prenoxad)