Xylazine, a non-opioid sedative exclusively sanctioned for veterinary purposes in the United States, is commonly known on the streets as “tranq” and “tranq dope.” While it is frequently encountered alongside fentanyl, it has also been discovered in mixtures containing cocaine, heroin, and various other illicit substances.
The presence of xylazine in illicit drug combinations, especially when combined with fentanyl, poses a significant threat throughout the United States. Despite its non-opioid classification, xylazine can induce respiratory depression similar to that seen in opioid overdoses, elevating the risk of fatal consequences.Naloxone, commonly used to counteract opioid effects, cannot reverse the symptoms of Xylazine intoxication, leaving victims in need of additional life-saving measures.
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