Carfentanil – October 17, 2017 [Drug Alert]

What is Carfentanil?

Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid analgesic that is 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It is the most potent opioid known. Just a few granules is enough to trigger a fatal overdose. It was created in the 1970’s as an elephant or large mammal tranquilizer.

Poster version of this Drug Alert (PDF)

The facts

Overdose symptoms include:

The onset of these symptoms usually
occurs within minutes of exposure.

Be safe

For more information, visit the Ontario Poison Centre.

Naloxone kits

Contact Réseau ACCESS Network or ask your pharmacist for a free naloxone kit.

Community Involvement and Accomplishments

This item was last modified on March 23, 2018