By Alan Mozes 

HealthDay Reporter

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — When a toddler or an infant accidentally ingests a prescription opioid medication, the immediate results can prove deadly, experts warn.

But another new worrisome dynamic is afoot in the United States, a just-published study reveals: pediatric poisonings from a particularly lethal combo — a potent synthetic opioid known as fentanyl and a powerful veterinary sedative called xylazine.

“Infants or toddlers exposed to fentanyl are at risk of death,” even without the added threat of xylazine, said lead author Dr. Stephanie Deutsch, medical director of the Nemours CARE Program at Nemours…


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