Why Fentanyl is Banned in United States

Why Fentanyl is Banned in United States

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Fenatnyl is opioid which is used as aanalgesic and also as anesthesia. It has very rapid effect on the body and generally lasts for an hour or two. It is available in number of forms as injection, skin patches, and tablets.

Common side effects include nausea, constipation, sleepiness, confusion. Serious side effects can be decrease in breathing rate which will affect heart rate which can turn in to heart attack or heart disorders and can be fatal. Serotonin syndrome, low blood pressure or addiction is the other side effects. It is 75 times stronger than morphine. Person gets addicted to it and cannot leave this habit or can survive without it. It was developed for medicinal use but its nasty side effects ruin the life’s of people and made it necessary for US governments to declare it as illegal in the year 2006.

Around 20,000 deaths occurred in US due to overuse of fentanyl. It was used for recreational purpose. The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) declared that illicit versions of the synthetic opiod fentanyl at the same level of heroin which is allowing criminal activities to increase. The US centers of diseases control and prevention, said that opiods were responsible for more than 3300 deaths in 2015.

Fentanyl is 50 times stronger than heroin. It is classified under schedule II drug by FDA means it is highly addictive but has got medicinal purpose. Under the new drug enforcement administration (DEA) order, any new alternative drug of fentanyl develops that will be placed in schedule I which means it is addictive and does not have any medical quality and declared as illegal. People are using it for recreational use and abusing it.

Fentanyl have medicinal use but that can be replaced by other medicines. Other analgesics and anthesia are there to take place of fenatnyl. People with normal pain should not use these kind of drugs. Its nasty side effects are adverse and can be fatal for human body. Even youngsters are using it without knowing its side effects. There are hundreds of people getting admitted in emergency due to overuse of these drugs. Many people die due to large intake of these drugs. It is harmful to body. Just to safeguard the health of the people. US government has banned fentanyl in all the states of US. Not to be used even for medicinal purpose.