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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
Excessive drowsiness
Frequent fainting spells (nodding off)
Respiratory arrest

*If you think someone is overdosing, call  9-1-1  right away.*

More information:

For frequently asked questions about fentanyl click here.
Overdose Awareness in BC click here
Click here  for help and resources in BC.

Know your source poster for Fentanyl

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