Graphic of a box of naloxone on a pharmacy counter.

Where can I get naloxone?

Narcan (naloxone) is available without a prescription to anyone with their Buff OneCard at the Health Promotions front desk, on the third floor of Wardenburg Health Center.

Naloxone is also available for purchase from the Apothecary Pharmacy on the main floor of Wardenburg Health Center.

Contact the pharmacy to confirm availability and pricing: 303-492-8553

Find other pharmacies that carry naloxone

What is naloxone? 

Naloxone is an FDA-approved medication that can be used to temporarily reverse opioid overdoses. Naloxone is typically administered through a nasal spray, but it also comes in an injectable from.

Common brand names include: Narcan, Evzio, Kloxxado

Naloxone can be used to reverse overdoses caused by opioids like:

  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycodone (OxyContin®)
  • Hydrocodone (Vicodin®)
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Heroin

 Important information:

  • Always call 911 in the event of a potential overdose.
  • Naloxone can temporarily reverse an overdose. It is not a substitute for medical treatment or detox.
  • Naloxone has no effect on someone who does not have opioids in their system, so if in doubt use it.

Who should carry naloxone?

If you or someone you know uses opioid medications, plans to experiment with prescription or illicit drugs, or is at risk of an accidental overdose, you should carry naloxone.

Here are some situations that can increase a person's risk of overdose:

  • Unknowingly taking a counterfeit pill that contains fentanyl or other opioids
  • Misunderstanding the directions for use, accidentally taking an extra dose, or deliberately misusing a prescription opioid
  • Using illicit drugs, like heroin
  • Taking opioid medications prescribed for someone else
  • Mixing opioids with other medications, alcohol or over-the-counter drugs

Additional support resources

Collegiate Recovery Community (CUCRC)

The CU Collegiate Recovery Community (CUCRC) provides community, support and connection for students, faculty and staff in recovery or seeking recovery from a wide range of behaviors, including drug and alcohol addiction.

Stop the Clock

Over 200 Pharmacies in Colorado carry naloxone. Stop the Clock is a free tool that can help you find local pharmacies that carry naloxone.

Fentanyl information

Colorado has seen an increase in fentanyl overdoses over the past year. Here are five things everyone should know about fentanyl.

Overdose prevention video

Learn how to identify and respond to an alcohol- or drug-related overdose.

Training opportunities

There are a variety of free training opportunities available to staff, faculty and student organizations, including:

  • The Opposite of Addiction is Connection
  • Overdose Prevention and Response
  • Recovery Panel

Exploring Substance Use Workshop

This workshop provides students with a safe, judgement-free space where they can explore their relationship with substance use. Students of all levels of use or non-use are welcome.