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What does the drug fentanyl treat?
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a Schedule II prescription drug, and it is typically used to treat patients with severe pain or to manage pain after surgery.
What is the main purpose of fentanyl?
This medication is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain (such as due to cancer). Fentanyl belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics.
What happens when you drink fentanyl?
A fentanyl overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing and heart rate, severe drowsiness, muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, pinpoint pupils, and fainting.
What happens to your body with fentanyl?
Fentanyl works by binding to the body’s opioid receptors, which are found in areas of the brain that control pain and emotions. Its effects include extreme happiness, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, tolerance, addiction, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, and death.
What are long term effects of using fentanyl?
Long-term fentanyl abuse can cause effects on the entire body. From the brain, and other organs, to extensive tissue damage, including limb loss, the body as a whole is at risk when a person engages in long-term fentanyl abuse. Long-term fentanyl use depresses the respiratory system.
What does fentanyl do to your body?
The medicine Fentanyl is used to treat Pain
How many people have died from fentanyl?
In 2014, 4,200 people in the U.S. died from overdoses involving fentanyl, up from 1,905 people in 2013, the report found. The rate of fentanyl deaths increased from 6 deaths per 1 million people to 13 deaths per 1 million people during that one-year period.
Is fentanyl stronger than Percocet?
Percocet is stronger than lortab. Fentanyl is the strongest, followed by dilaudid, then morphine. I’ve used demerol once, so I’m not very familiar with its efficacy; but my understanding is that it is similar to morphine in terms of pain relief, perhaps a little stronger (due to its fast onset)…