Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid used as an anesthetic during surgeries and prescribed for pain relief afterwards. It is sold on the streets in pill form or as a white powder. It is added to other drugs such as heroin and cocaine, often without people knowing. Fentanyl is 50-100 times more deadly than heroin, morphine, and oxycodone. As little as 2 milligrams of fentanyl can be fatal.
Short term effects include:
• Difficulty urinating
• Respiratory depression
• Cardiac disorders
• Weakened immune system
• Brain damage
• Gastrointestinal distress
Signs of fentanyl overdose:
• Extreme fatigue
• Severe confusion
• Difficulty swallowing
• Cardiac arrest
• Respiratory arrest
• Dizziness and fainting
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