There is a new drug that people in Michigan are using, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has some warnings on the drug, that you should be aware of.

The drug in question is Medetomidine.

What Is The Drug Medetomidine?

Medetomidine is a sedative primarily utilized in veterinary medicine that has raised concerns prompting a warning from the MDHHS. While the drug is commonly used to sedate animals during veterinary procedures, reports have surfaced of its illicit use among humans, particularly in the context of substance abuse.

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Medetomidine is a potent sedative that can cause severe respiratory depression and potentially fatal outcomes when misused.

Its potency and adverse effects make it a dangerous substance outside of controlled veterinary settings.

The Warning Coming From The MDHHS


The MDHHS has issued a stern warning to healthcare professionals, law enforcement agencies, and the public about the dangers associated with the recreational use of Medetomidine.

The warning comes after a concerning trend of drug misuse and overdoses across the state. Authorities are urging heightened vigilance and immediate medical attention for individuals exhibiting symptoms of Medetomidine overdose.

Here are the symptoms that could be associated with the drug:

  • Slowed breathing
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Loss of consciousness.

The MDHHS is spreading the word to local law enforcement, as well as those in the community to hopefully help stop the use of this product. The product has been known to cause serious health issues in humans, even death.

Stopping the spread of the product from making its way into the publics hands is crucial.

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