Fentanyl synthetic and highly powerful opiod; in fact, it’s about 50 times more potent than other opiods, such as morphine. Originally, it was used intended to be used as an anesthetic for surgeries; the purpose was to mix with other medications to completely relax the patient prior to surgical treatment.
Due to the pain relieving effects that Fentanyl provides, medical researchers and scientists started to use it as a way to treat extremely pain. A Fentanyl patch was created to provide relief for patients who suffered from chronic pain, for example. The patch was so effective that other forms of Fentanyl were created, such as sprays, chewable tables, and pills.
The popularity of Fentanyl really took off, and by 2012, it was the most widely used prescription pain medication. It’s highly effective and, when used properly, it is considered safe. It’s usually prescribed to people who are suffering with severe pain that other types of painkillers cannot alleviate. However, the drug not only relieves pain, but it also creates a feeling of euphoria and relaxation, which makes it extremely popular among people who are seeking to find a “pleasurable” recreational high.
Because of the increased potency of Fentanyl, it is even more addictive than other opioids, and the dangers are far greater.