Which patients need Kloxxado®?
Patients prescribed high-strength or otherwise chronic opioids (e.g., ≥ 50MME/day) are nearly at double the risk of overdose compared to (≤ 20MME/day).7 Download the Kloxxado® Co-RX Guide for more details.
Co-prescribing naloxone is recommended for your patients who are taking opioids and:8,9
* Your state PDMP may have built-in tools to help you assess a patient’s MME-associated risks.
How patients can get Kloxxado®
A prescription is required to get Kloxxado®. And with the Kloxxado® Savings Card, patients may pay as little as $0* per box, up to 2 boxes per redemption, up to 4 boxes per month.
How to talk to patients about Kloxxado®
Here are some helpful tips for talking to patients about Kloxxado® and the important role it can play in opioid overdose reversal.
Choose the right language10
The word “overdose” has negative connotations and prescription opioid users may not relate to it. Instead, consider using language like “accidental overdose,” “bad reaction,” or “opioid safety.” You may also consider saying:
- Opioids can sometimes slow or even stop your breathing.
- Naloxone is for opioid medications like an epinephrine pen is for someone with an allergy.
- Naloxone is the antidote to opioids. It’s sprayed in the nose or injected if there is a bad reaction where you can’t be woken up.
Educate patients on how to use Kloxxado® (naloxone HCl) Nasal Spray
- When and how to administer Kloxxado®3
- Because naloxone is generally not self-administered, patients should alert others about the medication, how to use it and where it’s kept.3
Help patients feel prepared5
- Kloxxado® is ready to use. It should not be primed or tested prior to use.
- There are two sprays in each box. The person administering should give one dose first and wait 2-3 minutes. The second device is there in case either the first dose is insufficient or the patient re-narcotizes.
- Kloxxado® is a unit-dose device. A single actuation of the device releases the entire dose to the patient who is experiencing an overdose. The device cannot be re-used.
- As with any naloxone product, the patient receiving the medicine may experience withdrawal symptoms if there are opioids in their system.