LFCHD To Host Narcan Class

Posted at 5:17 AM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-12 05:17:10-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Lexington Fayette County Health Department will be offering a free Narcan class.

The class will train individuals on how to recognize and respond to an overdose and how to administer Narcan. The class will  be held Monday, April 30 from 4:30 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan®, blocks opiate receptors in the brain, works in 1-3 minutes and lasts 30-90 minutes. It can cause withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and disorientation, but there is no risk for abuse or addiction. The free naloxone kits are available to the community