Do you know Xylazine?

Xylazine, A.K.A. ‘tranq’ or ‘tranq dope’, is a veterinary tranquilizer that is not safe for human use. It is cut in dope to give fentanyl longer legs.

When tranq is mixed with another drug (like fentanyl, heroin or a benzodiazepine), the chance of overdose increases.

Xylazine is a non-opioid tranquilizer used as a sedative, analgesic, and muscle relaxant in animals such as horses and cattle. In recent years, xylazine has emerged as an adulterant in recreational drugs such as heroin. Combining xylazine with other drugs that cause central nervous system depression compounds the sedative effects and can increase the risk of overdose and death.

Xylazine Test Strip (Urine / Powder) is a rapid visual immunoassay for the qualitative, presumptive detection of xylazine in suspicious substances at the cut-off concentration of 1000 ng/mL.

People who use drugs may use xylazine intentionally for its potent analgesic effect, or
unintentionally when it is added to opioids, primarily fentanyl. 4 Xylazine can be swallowed,
inhaled, smoked, snorted, or injected into the muscle or vein; the effects of xylazine typically last
20 – 50 minutes. It can significantly increase the risk for fatal overdose by depressing the central
nervous system, causing slowed heart rate, reduced breathing, and sedation.

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