Xylazine (ZAI-luh-zeen), also known as “tranq,” is a sedative found in a rising number of accidental opioid overdoses in Maine.

Xylazine is an animal tranquilizer that is used for veterinary surgery. It is not approved for use in humans. It is most often mixed with fentanyl, but it has also been found in stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine.

Additives like xylazine are increasing in Maine’s drug supply. It is important to know how to reduce harms and how to respond in the case of accidental overdose. Learn more about Xylazine in Maine.

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