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Fentanyl: Street Names, Slang, Nicknames + Emoji

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Fentanyl: Street Names, Slang, Nicknames + Emoji

Fentanyl is a dangerous drug sold on the street under the guise of many different street names, slang terms, nicknames, and even emojis. Illegal fentanyl (acetyl fentanyl) is a synthetic version of the prescription painkiller and is produced in labs throughout the US and other countries. You must be aware of the codes used by drug users and dealers to avoid getting in trouble, especially if you’re a parent of a teenager. 

Are you or a family member struggling with an addiction to pain meds? Have you resorted to getting opioids like fentanyl on the streets? This is very dangers and life-threatening, but help is just a phone call away. Contact Zinnia Health at (855) 430-9439 to learn about our substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs. 

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What Are the Other Names for Fentanyl Drugs?

The most common other name for fentanyl drugs is “fetty.” However, there are many street names, slang terms, and nicknames given to this dangerous opiate painkiller. These vary widely, from general slang associated with the name fentanyl to code words related to how fentanyl drugs look. 

Common Slang Names for Illicit Fentanyl 

  • Butter
  • Crazy
  • Crazy Bear
  • Crazy One
  • Dance Fever
  • Dragon
  • Dragon’s Breath
  • Fetty
  • Fire
  • Friend
  • Goodfellas
  • Great Bear
  • He-Man
  • Heineken
  • Huerfanito
  • Humid
  • Jackpot
  • Murder 8
  • Nal
  • Nil
  • Nyl
  • Pharmacy
  • Poison
  • Shoes
  • Tango and Cash
  • TNT
  • Toe Tag Dope

What Are Fentanyl Emojis? 

Fentanyl emojis are digital symbols or images representing the powerful synthetic opioid known as fentanyl. Because drug users and drug dealers often call fentanyl by many other slang names, several emojis for fentanyl became popular. 

  • 💉 syringe
  • 💊 pill
  • 🐌 snail

Fentanyl Slang Terms and Code Names as Variations of Its Name

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) put out a list of slang terms and code words used for fentanyl and other drugs as a reference for law enforcement personnel. You’ll notice that a handful of the code words are easily recognized as variations of the name fentanyl. 

  • Food 
  • Freddy 
  • Fuf (furanyl fentanyl) 
  • Fent 
  • Fenty 
  • Fire 
  • Friend 
  • Opes  

Fentanyl Slang Names Based on Origin  

While a Belgian scientist developed fentanyl, many people associate it with opioids produced from the poppy plant in China. As such, some nicknames for fentanyl are related to that country’s origin. 

  • China Girl 
  • China Town 
  • China White 
  • Chinese 
  • Chinese Buffet 
  • Chinese Food

Fentanyl Nicknames Based on Color 

Fentanyl is frequently produced in pill form in different sizes, colors, and shapes, designed to look like prescriptions. 

  • Blue Diamond  
  • Blue Dolphin  
  • Blues 
  • Blue Diamond 
  • Blue Dolphin 
  • Blues 
  • China White 
  • Gray Stuff 
  • King Ivory 
  • Snowflake 
  • White Girl/White Ladies

Slang Terms for Fentanyl Mixed With Other Drugs 

Fentanyl is often named to represent the drugs it’s mixed with. 

  • Birria (fentanyl mixed with heroin) 
  • Chiva Loca (fentanyl mixed with heroin) 
  • Facebook (fentanyl mixed with heroin in pill form) 
  • Dirty Fentanyl (fentanyl mixed with cocaine) 
  • Takeover (fentanyl mixed with cocaine)

The addiction specialists at Zinnia Health are standing by 24/7 to help anyone looking for a way out. We offer a wide range of therapies that can be customized to your needs. Contact us online or call our helpline at (855) 430-9439 to get on the road to recovery. 

Brand Names for Prescription Fentanyl  

Fentanyl was originally developed for specific medical applications as a strong pain reliever. In particular, it’s prescribed for cancer patients to treat chronic pain, especially those resistant to other opioids and narcotic pain relievers. Doctors and other medical professionals prescribe these drugs based on how they’re to be used, so several brand names of fentanyl exist.  

  • Actiq (lozenges, also called “fentanyl lollipops”) 
  • Duragesic (skin patch)  
  • Fentora (small tablet) 
  • Lazanda (nasal spray)  
  • Onsolis (dissolvable film placed on cheeks)  
  • Sublimaze (IV or shot)  
  • Subsys (liquid form sprayed under the tongue) 

Slang Terms for Fentanyl Made to Look Like Prescription Drugs  

Fentanyl is also often found in drugs buyers think are pure or legitimate versions of prescription medications. These fake prescriptions go by several common names on the street. 

  • Apache 
  • Blonde 
  • China White 
  • Dragon 
  • Girl or White Girl 
  • Lollipop (fentanyl lozenges
  • Percs
  • Shoes 
  • Snowflake

Fetty and the other names that refer to illegally produced fentanyl are based on the prescription version of fentanyl. For this reason, fentanyl is often called “Pharmacy” on the streets. 

What Is Fentanyl and Why Is It So Deadly? 

Fentanyl is an opioid narcotic analgesic made for medicinal purposes. Acetyl fentanyl (also known as desmethyl fentanyl) is the synthetic version of the opioid similar to pharmaceutical fentanyl. It’s illegal but favored on the streets due to its heroin-like effects. 

The National Institute of Health (NIH) indicated that fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. Fentanyl is typically prescribed as a painkiller for several purposes: 

  • Cancer and renal patients with chronic and severe pain 
  • Patients who need pain management following surgery 
  • Patients who need a sedative to be intubated
  • People who have developed a tolerance toward other opioids and narcotics 

Synthetic fentanyl that’s sold illegally is produced in a lab. It can be made available on the streets in several forms: 

  • Powders 
  • Candy-like drops on blotter paper 
  • Liquids in eye droppers 
  • Liquid in nasal sprays 
  • Pills  

An increasing amount of illicit fentanyl is imported from other countries into the US. This increase in trafficking further hampers efforts to stop this deadly drug from being so accessible on the streets. 

  • China 
  • India  
  • Mexico 

Fentanyl is often found with many other drugs, especially heroin and cocaine. It’s become so lethal because many people don’t know the illicit drugs they’re buying and taking contain deadly fentanyl.

In fact, according to reports by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioids were associated with the most fatal drug-related deaths in 2021 — 88% of opioid deaths involved synthetic drugs like fentanyl. 

Signs of Fentanyl Overdose

Opioids, including fentanyl, are very dangerous drugs. When someone is experiencing an overdose, it’s critical for them to receive emergency care immediately.  

Following are the telltale signs of opioid overdose

  • Tiny “pinpoint pupils”  
  • Falling asleep or going unconscious
  • Slowed or stopped breathing
  • Choking or gurgling sounds 
  • Limp body 
  • Cold, clammy, and discolored skin 

If you suspect a loved one or someone else is overdosing on opioids, you must take the following actions right away: 

  1. Call 911 immediately 
  2. Administer NARCAN (naloxone), if available. 
  3. Try to keep the person awake
  4. Lay them on their side to prevent choking 
  5. Stay with them until medical help arrives 

It only takes two milligrams of fentanyl to kill — that fatal dose is about the amount of 10 grains of table salt. 

Do You or a Loved One Need Help With Fentanyl Addiction?

Many lives have been lost to fentanyl, from young teens to older adults. While many government organizations have taken action to try to stop this crisis, illicit drug imports from other countries are making it difficult to control. The use of slang and emojis makes it even more of a challenge, but a little knowledge of these goes a long way toward awareness and prevention. 

You don’t have to let opioid drugs take control of your physical and mental health. Plenty of substance abuse programs are available at a rehab center near you. We’ll walk you through every step of the treatment process, so take that first step by calling Zinnia Health (855) 430-9439.

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