Fentanyl is the generic name for drugs such as Duragesic, Actiq, Sublimaze, and Fentora. This potent opiate narcotic is used to treat chronic breakthrough pain in the medical field as well as during pre-procedures as a pain reliever and anesthetic. It is the strongest opiate drug being approximately 100 times more potent than morphine.
This drug has been banned in some countries due to its addictive nature and high-risk factors. This drug comes in patch, pill, lollipop, and liquid forms and is usually only used in severe cases and under the supervision of a doctor. Sadly, Fentanyl has been brought into the illegal drug trafficking market and has cost many people their lives. This drug is very easy to overdose on and also has damaging factors that can never be reversed. Some side-effects that come into a person’s life, even if they are using it with a medical condition, include:
- Liver or Kidney damage or failure
- Respiratory depression
- Facial itching
- Dimmed vision
- Loss of appetite
The side-effects of Fentanyl use are very common, but usually, affect a select few that use the drug for pain management. If a person chooses to use Fentanyl for recreational uses, the side-effects literally double and can turn into a deadly situation within days of misuse. Common Fentanyl addiction side effects include:
- Liver and kidney failure
- Heart failure
- Loss of motor skills
- Mental dysfunction
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