Xylazine: Dangerous Veterinary Sedative in Illicit Opioids (HMA)


Xylazine is rapidly increasing in the illicit drug supply. A powerful animal sedative, xylazine causes respiratory depression, bradycardia, and hypotension, raising the risk of overdoses and complicating the reversal of overdoses. Xylazine also causes unique skin lesions and risk for severe infections. This quick take gives basic information about xylazine.

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