Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and is used to relieve severe pain. Most recent fentanyl-related injuries, overdoses, and mortality occurrences in the United States have been connected to illicitly manufactured fentanyl. It is frequently combined with heroin and cocaine to enhance its euphoric effects. Given the strength and lethality of fentanyl, the danger of overdose occurs whenever it is present. Still, the risk is exceptionally high among those who are not acclimated to it and may be unaware of the existence of fentanyl in what they are using.
Fentanyl test strips are thin strips of paper designed to detect fentanyl in urine. However, they may also quickly determine whether a medicine includes fentanyl. Each strip is around a dollar. However, your local health department, needle exchange program, or another community-based group may be able to provide you with free strips. You may also purchase them online at dancesafe.org, bunkpolice.com, and even amazon.com.
Fentanyl test strips are not permitted in many jurisdictions since some consider them to be drug paraphernalia (items you need to do drugs). However, many health and public policy professionals are advocating for its usage in conjunction with other harm-reduction measures.