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Carfentanil

How Does Carfentanil Affect Humans?
Because of carfentanil’s potency, the effects on the human body and brain are very rapid. Even in elephants, the sedative effects are especially rapid. According to Elephant Care International, veterinarians must watch elephants for signs of pulmonary edema and capillary bleeding, characterized by a pink foam issuing from the elephant’s trunk, which indicates a potentially fatal rise in blood pressure. While doses administered to elephants are specifically to knock the animal unconscious, the doses are small compared to doses of much less powerful narcotics, like oxycodone or hydrocodone, given to humans to treat pain. When even a fraction of the dose given to elephants is administered to humans, onset is rapid, difficult to stop, and hard to treat.

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