Fentanyl is a potent synthetic opioid drug approved by the FDA for use as an analgesic (pain relief) and anesthetic. It is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 50 times more potent than heroin as an analgesic.
Fentanyl, similar to other commonly used opioid analgesics (e.g., morphine), produces effects such as relaxation, euphoria, pain relief, sedation, confusion, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, urinary retention, pupillary constriction,and respiratory depression.
Raising awareness is a collaborative effort. Parents are encouraged to communicate and discuss the dangers of fentanyl to their children. Carrollton-Farmers Branch is working to educate the students, parents and community.