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Isotonitazene

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Isotonitazene

Isotonitazene is a potent synthetic opioid that is derived from etonitazene (an analgesic). Etonitazene is extremely powerful and addictive when it was used in studies on animals and humans, which is why it was never made commercially available. Isotonitazene emerged on the illicit drug market in April 2019. It’s commonly in pill form, but also can be found in powder form as an off-white or yellow color.

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Isotonitazene is a potent synthetic opioid that is derived from etonitazene (an analgesic). Etonitazene is extremely powerful and addictive when it was used in studies on animals and humans, which is why it was never made commercially available. Isotonitazene emerged on the illicit drug market in April 2019. It’s commonly in pill form, but also can be found in powder form as an off-white or yellow color.

Other names?

ISO

Where do people get it?

Initially, it was only available on the dark web, but now can be found illicitly in the streets.

How is it dangerous?

Isotonitazene, like Fentanyl, is being added to other drugs by black market sources to increase potency or create a replica. It’s been found in toxicology reports for hundreds of overdose victims, that specifically test for Isotonitazene. Unfortunately, most standard toxicology reports don’t test for Isotonitazene due to it being new to the market.

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