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What Does Fentanyl Do to You? | Primary Purpose Behavioral Health

Fentanyls effects include euphoria, drowsiness, nausea, confusion, constipation, sedation, breathing problems, unconsciousness and even death. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid pain medication like morphine, codeine, methadone and oxycodone.

Fentanyl use disorder causes the user to feel tired constantly, punctuated by brief periods of euphoria (when they are high). Frequent Fentanyl users exhibit symptoms like:

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Slurred speech

  • Swollen hands or feet

  • Constricted pupils

  • Insomnia

  • Hyperactivity

  • Incoordination

  • Sweating

  • Muscle aches

what does fentanyl do to you

When is it time to call 911?

If you know someone who is overusing fentanyl, and are not sure when to reach out for help, the following signs and symptoms are warning signs of overdose or serious medical condition:

  • Inability to walk

  • Dizziness

  • Sudden fatigue

  • Impaired thinking

  • Clammy skin

  • Slurred speech or inability to speak

  • Disorientation

  • Limp body

  • Slow breathing rate

A person may have trouble concentrating and difficulty remembering. Impaired judgment is also common, especially when cravings are intense, which comes with suicidal ideation. If someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms associated with substance or Fentanyl use, call 911!

Get help with fentanyl today from Primary Purpose Behavioral Health.

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