Jacob in recovery

“Pain became a constant in my life, and so did my dependency on opioids—I took them for the pain, and increasingly, I took them for the high. I knew I needed to get clean. I started taking a medication to help my recovery, but it was extremely dangerous if I got too much of it. Even though I stopped abusing opioids, my addiction specialist wrote me a prescription for EVZIO.

You still have to call 911 if someone overdoses, but EVZIO may help bridge those critical minutes between the overdose and the arrival of the emergency medical team."*

*Actual story.

Jacob in recovery

“Pain became a constant in my life, and so did my dependency on opioids—I took them for the pain, and increasingly, I took them for the high. I knew I needed to get clean. I started taking a medication to help my recovery, but it was extremely dangerous if I got too much of it. Even though I stopped abusing opioids, my addiction specialist wrote me a prescription for EVZIO.

You still have to call 911 if someone overdoses, but EVZIO may help bridge those critical minutes between the overdose and the arrival of the emergency medical team."*

*Actual story.

My opioid addiction

Unlike most children, I grew up dealing with chronic pain due to scoliosis. My doctor prescribed me opioids to help manage the pain. It did not take long for me to realize that the pain medication gave me more than just pain relief but an indescribable feeling of energy—which started the beginning of my addiction.

During college, the pain became a constant in my life, and so did my dependency on opioids. My opioid dose was increased time after time. I was then introduced to heroin.

When I couldn’t afford my drugs, I went through withdrawal, missing out on work because I was sick. I started to betray the trust of my husband, when I used our funds for drugs instead of our bills. I knew I needed to get clean, so I started a new life at the methadone clinic.

My recovery journey:

I’ve been on methadone ever since. It doesn’t get me high, but it’s the only thing that keeps the pain away enough to live a productive life. To ensure that I avoid relapse, I regularly see a doctor who specializes in addiction. He talks to me about any mental challenges I might have, and he makes sure that methadone is the only opioid I use. What medication-assisted treatment hasn’t done for me was eliminate the risk of overdoses. My doctor informed me my medication was extremely dangerous if I got too much of it.

That’s why even after I stopped abusing opioids, my addiction specialist wrote me a prescription for EVZIO.

Being EVZIO-Ready:

When I got my prescription, I realized there is a good chance that if my EVZIO ever gets used, it might not even be on me, but on someone else whose life I can save. With that in mind, I started spreading the word, telling people my story and encouraging them to also be prepared for an opioid overdose that might happen to a loved one or even a stranger on the street.

I learned that you may need multiple doses of EVZIO and sudden withdrawal symptoms may occur.

Sharing your story may help save lives

If you are interested in becoming a voice to help increase awareness of opioid overdose risks and have experience with EVZIO, we want to hear from you!

Call the EVZIO Team
If in recovery: 844-738-2127
If taking opioids: 855-491-1865

Talk to your healthcare professional to learn more about EVZIO.

You also can call 1-855-77-EVZIO (1-855-773-8946) for more information about EVZIO.

INDICATION

What is EVZIO?

EVZIO is a prescription medicine used in adults and children for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond.

EVZIO is to be given right away and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Get emergency medical help right away after the first dose of EVZIO, even if the person wakes up.

EVZIO is safe and effective in children for known or suspected opioid overdose.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about EVZIO?

EVZIO is used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid medicines. The medicine in EVZIO has no effect in people who are not taking opioid medicines. Always carry EVZIO with you in case of an opioid emergency.

Who should not use EVZIO?

Do not use EVZIO if you are allergic to naloxone hydrochloride or any of the ingredients in EVZIO.

What are the ingredients in EVZIO?

Active ingredient: naloxone hydrochloride
Inactive ingredients: sodium chloride, hydrochloric acid to adjust pH, and water

What should I tell my healthcare provider before using EVZIO?

Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

What are the possible side effects of EVZIO?

EVZIO may cause serious side effects, including:

Common side effects of EVZIO include dizziness and injection site redness.

These are not all of the possible side effects of EVZIO. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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What is EVZIO?

EVZIO is a prescription medicine used in adults and children for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond. EVZIO is to be given right away and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Get emergency medical help right away after the first dose of EVZIO, even if the person wakes up. EVZIO is safe and effective in children for known or suspected opioid overdose.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about EVZIO?

EVZIO is used to temporarily reverse the effects of opioid medicines. The medicine in EVZIO has no effect in people who are not taking opioid medicines. Always carry EVZIO with you in case of an opioid emergency.

INDICATION

What is EVZIO?

EVZIO is a prescription medicine used in adults and children for the treatment of an opioid emergency such as an overdose or a possible opioid overdose with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond.

EVZIO is to be given right away and does not take the place of emergency medical care. Get emergency medical help right away after the first dose of EVZIO, even if the person wakes up.

EVZIO is safe and effective in children for known or suspected opioid overdose.