Kingston and space residents are being requested to take excessive warning when utilizing medicine, as a poisonous batch is circulating in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington.
Beige/yellow-coloured medicine from toxicology experiences over latest weeks point out the presence of fentanyl within the native drug provide. Consequently, overdoses could happen immediately and end in extended sedation and disorientation that may final for hours.
Based on the well being unit, because the starting of the COVID-19 pandemic, the drug provide has turn into extra contaminated and unpredictable. The well being unit is warning the general public that medicine of any color may be contaminated.
KFL&A Public Well being reminds drug customers to not combine or use alone, and to at all times have a naloxone package close by. They add that when utilizing, to observe social distancing and guarantee somebody is current who is aware of how you can use a naloxone package. If there’s not somebody current, the National Overdose Response Service is an nameless 24/7 help line to name at 1-888-688-6677.
And if there’s a medical emergency, the general public well being unit says to at all times name 9-1-1.
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