What Is Acetylfentanyl?
Acetylfentanyl is an opioid analgesic drug that is an analog of fentanyl. Studies have estimated acetylfentanyl to be fifteen times more potent than morphine. It has never been licensed for medical use and instead has only been sold as a designer drug.
ISO00128) is an analytical reference material categorized as an opioid. Acetyl fentanyl is regulated as a Schedule I compound in the United States.
Acetylfentanyl, a synthetic opioid, has not been documented in illicit drug use or overdose deaths and is not available as a prescription drug anywhere.
The chemical structure of acetyl fentanyl is very similar to fentanyl. EMCDDA–Europol Joint Report on acetylfentanyl … N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-
Acetyl fentanyl was discovered at the same time as fentanyl itself and had only rarely been encountered on the illicit market in the late 1980s. However, in 2013, Canadian police seized 3 kilograms of acetylfentanyl.
Acetyl fentanyl has been analytically confirmed in 32 fatalities in four European member states between 2013 and August 2015, Germany 2, Poland 1, Sweden 27, and the United Kingdom 2.
Acetyl Fentanyl Death Reports In The United States
In the U.S.A, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a health alert to report that between March 2013 and May 2013, 14 overdose deaths related to injected acetylfentanyl had occurred among intravenous drug users (ages between 19 to 57 years) in Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.
After confirming five overdoses in one county, including a fatality, Pennsylvania asked coroners and medical examiners across the state to screen for acetylfentanyl use.
As a result of this investigation, Pennsylvania confirmed at least one acetylfentanyl overdose death and attributed at least 50 fatalities to either fentanyl or acetyl fentanyl during the first half of 2013.
In July 2015, the DEA informed about 52 confirmed fatalities involving acetyl fentanyl in the United States between 2013 and 2015.
What Are The Side Effects Of Acetyl fentanyl?
Fentanyl analogs have killed hundreds of people throughout Europe and the former Soviet republics since the most recent resurgence in use began in Estonia in the early 2000s, and novel derivatives continue to appear.
Acetyl fentanyl overdosage has been reported to closely resemble heroin overdosage clinically. Additionally, while naloxone (Narcan) is effective in treating acetylfentanyl overdose, larger than normal doses of the antidote may be required.