Xylazine, a non-opioid veterinary tranquilizer. It is not approved for human use. Xylazine has been linked to an increasing number of overdose deaths nationwide. People exposed to xylazine often used it in combination with other drugs, with or without their knowledge. It is most often used with illicit fentanyl.

Source: NIDA

Iowa HHS Public Safety Alert - Xylazine (May 2023)

Iowa Poison Control Center Alert - Xylazine (May 2023)


DEA Public Safety Alert





DEA - The Growing Threat of Xylazine and its Mixture with Illicit Drugs


NIDA Research - Xylazine

CDC - Drug Overdose Deaths Involving Xylazine (June 2023)

DEA Drug Evaluation - Xylazine

FDA Alert