Fentanyl Overdose

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Symptoms of Fentanyl Overdose

Overdose on fentanyl or other opiates is extremely dangerous. If you believe someone is overdosing on fentanyl or any other drug, call 911 immediately. This is a medical emergency.

Symptoms of opioid overdose, including fentanyl overdose include:

What to Do If Someone Is Having a Fentanyl Overdose

These are the steps to take if a person is having a suspected overdose on fentanyl. Because an opioid overdose is a medical emergency, immediately call 911 for help if you believe someone is overdosing. 

Does this person need CPR? 

If they are unresponsive and not breathing, the answer is YES:


3 Easy Steps:  1) Check 2) Call 3) Compress

If an opiate (fentanyl) overdose is suspected:

If the person is breathing:

See below for (new, better) Fentanyl Test Strips: