A 2-minute conversation with your healthcare provider may help save a life
Anywhere opioids are present there may be a risk of opioid overdose.1-4 In 2017, there were 47,600 deaths due to opioids.3 Additionally, most life-threatening opioid overdoses occur in the home, likely witnessed by friends or family.3,5
Be aware—Be ready
If you or someone you know has been taking prescription opioids for a while, or has recently been prescribed opioids, it’s important that you have a conversation with your healthcare provider to help understand the risks associated with opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.
Although you may be nervous or uncomfortable to have this conversation, it is essential to anyone taking opioids, even if you are taking them as prescribed.2,4,5 Having this 2-minute conversation can help your healthcare provider make sure you are on the right treatment plan for you and your family.
A 2-minute conversation can make all the difference.
3 ways to help you start the conversation with your healthcare provider
Do any of the medications I take increase my risk of opioid overdose?
What can I do to help myself, and those around me, manage the risks?
What is take-home naloxone and is it something that I need to have?
Ask your healthcare provider if you should have EVZIO on hand
EVZIO—an auto-injector designed to be easy to use—provides simple, on-the-spot voice and visual guidance to help those with no medical training administer naloxone during an opioid overdose.
Seek emergency medical care immediately after use. Additional doses of EVZIO may be required until emergency medical assistance becomes available. The use of EVZIO may result in symptoms of acute opioid withdrawal.