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WARNING: Wollongong: “Xanax” Mylan-branded tablets contain fentanyl in circulation

Just a heads up. Large batches of counterfeit “Mylan” branded tablets (initially in (counterfeit) sealed bottles) claiming to contain 2mg of alprazolam (Xanax) are in circulation. Current testing tests positive for either fentanyl or an analogue of fentanyl (opiod painkiller.) Effects from one tablet included multiple days of sedation gastrointestinal pain, with an onset of effects 2-4 hours after oral ingestion. Tablets are circular and scored into four quarters, close to white or very slightly off-white

Reported to NSW Health and Wollongong Emergency.

Added 14/05/2024: This is essentially the same as “Kalma” branded tablets of alprazolam, especially in tri-scored rectangular tablets claiming to contain 2mg of alprazolam. Other benzodiazepines, sedatives, and sometimes opiates have been found to be the main component since at least 2020.

From NSW Health: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/aod/public-drug-alerts/Pages/fake-kalma-contains-strong-opioids-aug2022.aspx