Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opiate analgesic that is similar to, but much more potent than morphine. It is a schedule II prescription drug that is used to treat patients suffering from severe or chronic pain. It can be used to manage pain after surgery, or for chronic pain in patients who are physically tolerant to opiates. Actiq, Duragesic, and Sublimaze are medications that contain fentanyl in prescription form. Prescription fentanyl usually comes in an injection, transdermal patch, or lozenge.
Many abusers mix fentanyl with heroin or cocaine because it amplifies the intensity of the euphoria experienced. This practice is extremely dangerous given the fact that the dangers of overdose are also amplified. Many of the recent fentanyl overdoses reported was from a product that was produced in clandestine laboratories and had been mixed with heroin in a powder form. Side effects from fentanyl use include: euphoria, drowsiness/respiratory depression and arrest, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, unconsciousness, coma, tolerance, and addiction.
Fentanyl is similar to heroin, morphine and other opioid drugs in the fact that it works by binding to the body’s opiate receptors. These receptors are highly concentrated in the areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. When these types of opiate drugs overload these receptors, they drive up the dopamine level in the pleasure area of the brain, which produces an intense euphoria and state of relaxation. In the case of an overdose, medications called opiate receptor antagonists, such as Naloxone, will be used. They work by blocking the effects of opiate drugs on the brains receptors.
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