Step 3: Administer Naloxone

Administer Zimhi Auto Injector

  • PRESS needle into outer thigh after twisting off needle cap. Do not touch the plunger until this step is completed.

  • PUSH plunger until it clicks and hold for 2 seconds before removing the needle. The correct dose has been given if the plunger has been pushed all the way down and blocks part of the solution window. It is normal for most of the medicine to remain in the syringe after the dose has been injected.

  • PULL the safety guard down using one hand with fingers behind the needle. Do this right after you give the injection.

  • PLACE the used syringe into the blue case, close it, and call 911. Give the used ZIMHI syringe to the healthcare provider for inspection and for proper disposal. If the person is unresponsive after 2 to 3 minutes, give an additional dose of ZIMHI using a new device.


Please Note:
If you are giving ZIMHI to a young child, hold the leg firmly in place while giving the injection. If you are giving ZIMHI to a baby under the age of 1 year, pinch the thigh muscle while giving the injection.

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