Fentanyl

What is Fentanyl?

- An opioid pain medication with a rapid onset and short duration of action.
 
-  It is a potent agonist of μ-opioid receptors. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, but some fentanyl analogues, which are designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of the original drug, may be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
 
- Fentanyl is illicitly manufactured and used as a recreational drug often disguised as other pharmaceutical drugs or mixed with heroin, leading to thousands of overdose deaths from 2000 to 2017
 
 
Types of Fentanyl:
 
 
- Durageisc
- Actiq
- Sublimaze
- Fentora
​- Subys
 
 
Street Names:
 
Apache
- China girl
- China white
- Dance fever
- Friend
- Goodfella
- King ivory
- Murder 8
- TNT
- Tango
- Cash
 
 
Detection Periods:
 
Urine = 8-24 Hours​
 
​Blood = 12 Hours
 
Saliva = 1-2 Days
 
Hair = Up to 90 Days
 
 
Possible Effects of Misuse:
 
- Dizziness
- Lightheadedness
- Dry mouth
- Retention of urine
- Suppression of breathing
- Severe constipation
- Itching or hives
- Nausea and vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Headache
- Difficulty seeing
- Depression
- Hallucinations
- Bad dreams
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sweating
- Shaking
- Swollen extremities