What is Fentanyl?
Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate narcotic, a prescription drug used primarily for pain management. It is roughly 50 to 100 times more toxic than other opioids.
What does Fentanyl look like?
Heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana and other drugs can be cut with fentanyl, in powder, liquid or pill form. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it.
Effects of Fentanyl
Euphoria, drowsiness, lethargy and mellowness, relief from pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation and/or diarrhea, reduced appetite, indigestion, cramps, drowsiness, confusion, weakness or fatigue, dizziness, incoherent or slurred speech, impaired balance, slow pulse and lowered blood pressure
Fentanyl Overdose Signs
Unresponsive, or won't wake up easily
Lips and fingernails turn blue or purple
Skin is cold and clammy
Body is limp
Breathing very slowly or not at all, difficulty breathing
Low blood pressure, slowed heart rate
Frequent fainting spells (nodding off)
*If you think someone is overdosing, call 9-1-1 right away.*