Fentanyl

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Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for the pain management treatment of cancer patients and applied in a patch on the skin. Because of its powerful opioid properties, Fentanyl is also diverted for abuse. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency or be disguised as highly potent heroin. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing Fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths. Clandestinely-produced Fentanyl is primarily manufactured in Mexico.

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Apace, China Girl, China Town, China White, Dance Fever, Goodfellas, Great Bear, He-Man, Poison, and Tango & Cash.

How Does It Affect the Body?

Similar to other opioid analgesics, Fentanyl produces effects such as:

Relaxation
Euphoria
Pain relief
Sedation
Confusion
Drowsiness
Dizziness
Nausea and vomiting
Urinary retention
Pupillary constriction
Respiratory depression

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