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How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

Fentanyl Addiction, Withdrawal and Timeline Fentanyl has been getting a lot of attention in recent years due to the significant rise in overdose deaths caused by it. Synthetic opioids, in general, are the most common cause of overdose deaths in the United States, especially those involving illicitly produced fentanyl. Over 70% of overdose deaths in […]

Fentanyl, Teens, and the Deadly Consequences

The dangers of the prescription pain medication fentanyl came into the collective public eye when Prince suddenly passed away due to an overdose last April. Fentanyl is the strongest prescription opiate pain killer on the market and is 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin. Research has shown that as little as ¼ milligram […]

Duragesic Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

Duragesic is the brand name for a narcotic pain medicine containing fentanyl. It is administered as a skin patch and is usually prescribed to treat chronic, moderate to severe pain. Duragesic is not intended for use in treating mild pain, occasional pain, or pain associated with surgery. “Duragesic overdose symptoms can occur when you have […]

Actiq Overdose Symptoms and Treatment

Actiq overdose symptoms can be fatal, especially if the victim fails to seek treatment in a timely manner. Actiq, also known as fentanyl citrate or perc-a-pop, is an opioid or narcotic pain medication that is used for the management of breakthrough pain in cancer patients. The drug comes in the form of a berry-flavored lozenge, […]