Acetyl-Fentanyl clinical alert

There have been multiple confirmed clinical cases of acetyl-fentanyl and fentanyl overdose in Sydney. These substances may be being sold as cocaine or methamphetamine. Continue to monitor suspected opioid overdoses and use titrated doses of naloxone as needed as acetyl-fentanyl and fentanyl last longer than heroin.

Notify the NSW Poisons Information Centre (13 11 26) of any case of reported stimulant use that has symptoms and signs of an opioid overdose, eg respiratory depression and/or reduced level of consciousness that responds to naloxone.

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