Teri Mother and care partner

"My friend next door suggested I should drug test my son, Justin. I thought he was ‘too smart’ to take drugs, so the thought never occurred to me. I ended up buying a drug test anyway, and it was positive. It was a challenge and took research and several phone calls until we finally got him admitted to a rehab center. I feel confident in Justin’s recovery journey. I don’t fear relapse anymore. But I know nothing’s 100%. That’s why I chose to be prepared for an opioid overdose by having EVZIO on hand, just in case.

I also learned it is important to seek medical attention, even after using EVZIO. You should also know that opioid withdrawal symptoms can occur suddenly after using EVZIO."*

*Actual story.

Teri Mother and care partner

"My friend next door suggested I should drug test my son, Justin. I thought he was ‘too smart’ to take drugs, so the thought never occurred to me. I ended up buying a drug test anyway, and it was positive. It was a challenge and took research and several phone calls until we finally got him admitted to a rehab center. I feel confident in Justin’s recovery journey. I don’t fear relapse anymore. But I know nothing’s 100%. That’s why I chose to be prepared for an opioid overdose by having EVZIO on hand, just in case.

I also learned it is important to seek medical attention, even after using EVZIO. You should also know that opioid withdrawal symptoms can occur suddenly after using EVZIO."*

*Actual story.

My son’s opioid addiction

When I mentioned Justin’s change in attitude to my friend next door, she suggested I should drug test him. I was shocked. I thought Justin was “too smart” to take drugs, so the thought never occurred to me. I wasn’t mad at her for suggesting it though. She lost her son to an overdose when he was 19. But Justin didn’t look like he was on drugs. I just thought he was acting like a typical teenager, and it would pass. But as my neighbor’s suggestion sunk in, I ended up buying a drug test anyway. The test came out positive for marijuana and opioids.

Our doctor recommended counseling, which Justin started to attend weekly. However, this didn’t change much.

My son’s recovery journey:

I did some research and made several phone calls until we finally got Justin admitted to a rehab center. When we picked Justin up we thought he was cured. That weekend he was back to drinking with his normal crowd, and not long after, he was back to taking pills. He had to go to another center, where they kept him for a month.

When Justin got out of the center, I could see a change in him: He really wanted to stop using. He went to another outpatient rehab and had a wonderful counselor. The counselor said that Justin should go into treatment that very night. The treatment center only kept Justin for two weeks because our insurance refused to pay any more. So he continued going to his outpatient therapy and he moved into a sober living house. Unfortunately, he relapsed and got kicked out of there.

He went back to the same outpatient rehab, and they suggested he go back to sober living. He met a whole new group of guys working toward the same goals, and finally, after years of struggling and going to meetings, with the help of his counselor, some friends, and us, he finally was in long-term recovery.

Being EVZIO-Ready:

What I like about the EVZIO device is that in an emergency situation, the voice and visual guidance helps take away the uncertainty of what to do. I also learned it is important to seek medical attention, even after using EVZIO.

Today I feel really confident in Justin’s recovery journey. He now works for a recovery center and has a lot of positive things going on in his life. I don’t fear a relapse anymore. At the same time, you can’t be complacent. I know nothing’s 100%. That’s why I choose to be prepared for an overdose by having EVZIO on hand, just in case—not only for my son, but what if a kid down the street has an opioid overdose. I learned that the hard way through my neighbor’s loss.

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.