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Tranq, a drug that turns users into ‘zombie’: it can even cause amnesia

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A new drug resistant to emergency antidotes sounds alarm bells in the United States. ‘tranq’ has been found in several people who have died from overdose.

It is a cheap and powerful veterinary sedative, but it is overdosed in the United States due to its devastating health effects. calm down the new drug Turning Consumers into ‘Zombies’ promotes a partial ban on imports.

of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just banned the importation of medicines containing the substance, “raising public health concerns.”

Can only be imported for veterinary use. used to tranquilize large animals such as horses and deer Authorities warn if used on humans. Serious and life-threatening side effects .

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However, xylazine is increasingly found in illicit drugs. e.g. mixed with fentanyl very often found in people who died from an overdose.

“This action is intended to prevent the drug from entering the U.S. market for illicit purposes,” the FDA said in a news release on Tuesday.

Xylazine is currently under FDA scrutiny, and FDA staff may stop shipping the product if its legitimate veterinary use is not properly established.

in the opinion of Michael White, professor of pharmacy at the University of Connecticut notes that “xylazine is a substance of increasing concern to authorities as it is frequently added to other illegal products.” EFE.

Experts believe the import ban is right, but as seen with fentanyl illegally imported across the border with Mexico, “it is very difficult to prevent products from reaching willing buyers. ”.

Although not as widely known as fentanyl, the substance is widely prevalent in the country, responsible for 100,000 deaths a year in the country, according to officials. An open-air drag that opened from the east coast.

Health effects of xylazine

As EFE has confirmed, that havoc can be observed on the street. Dozens of people lie on the pavement, taking drugs in front of them, crouching under the effects of the drugs, walking like zombies through the streets full of syringes tossed to the ground.

Authorities and civil society organizations are constantly distributing new syringes and overdose kits to prevent disease transmission. Narkan administered nasally, reverses the life-threatening effects of excessive drug use.

However, an antidote that does not work against xylazine , as Michael White recalled. “Naloxone (a substance found in Narcan) cannot reverse the effects of xylazine, so it cannot completely reverse an overdose of multiple drugs, including this substance.

Although there are no clear official data on its lethal effects, The substance was found in 26% of drug overdose deaths in Pennsylvania, 19% in Maryland, and 10% in Connecticut. Used alone or in combination with other products.

@being_mhizzbetty There’s a deadly new street drug to worry about. It’s sedative, analgesic, and muscle relaxant. Oh, and it also causes severe skin rot. Go by the nicknames “tranq,” “tranq dope,” and “zombie drug,” xylazine is known for its use in horses, cattle, and other non-human mammals. Approved. In the past few years, opioid users have begun taking it to extend the effects of fentanyl and mimic the high of heroin. increase. In many cases, people are unaware that it is present in other medicines they buy and use, according to an urgent warning from the Philadelphia Public Health Department. Source: Psychiatrist.com, NYtimes. .# substance abuse #domesticabuseawarenss #street drugs #recreational drugwarewareness #fentanylkill #Fentanyl Awareness #xylazine #xylazine kills #xylazine survivor #healthfacts #Health First #Health education ♬ Disappear – Maniac-B

The street name for xylazine is “tranq” and xylazine cut fentanyl is called “tranq dope”. The virus has been spreading across the country for a decade, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

white is that Central nervous system depressant that can cause sedation and euphoria, unconsciousness and memory loss Although it is not an opiate, Breathing can become dangerously slow, and heart rate and blood pressure can drop in high doses or when combined with alcohol or other sedatives.

It is also used to highlight professionals. Because committing physical or sexual assault “can incapacitate a user for a period of time and can cause amnesia in people who don’t understand what happened to them.” .

One of the most visible effects of xylazine is what the FDA has warned about. “Serious skin wounds and patches of dead, decaying tissue are susceptible to infection and can lead to amputation if left untreated.” .

these injuries May occur in areas of the body distant from the injection site It can be life threatening.

“We will continue to use all the tools at our disposal and work with the DEA and other federal, state and local agencies and stakeholders to stop these illegal activities and protect public health.” and FDA Commissioner Robert M. Calif issued a partial ban on imports.

Source: Biobiochile

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