"U-4" (U-47700)



Background

  • U-47700 is synthetic recreational opioid(selective ยต-opioid receptor agonist)
  • x5 times as potent as morphine
  • In Ireland, usually snorted (mistaken for cocaine), or IV

Management

  1. - Airway (O2) [±trauma precaution]
  2. - Breathing (±BMV) ±Naloxone (IN / IM / IV)
  3. - IV access only if no response to Naloxone
  4. - Head injury or other neuro event (if seizure: likely other agent, not U-4)
  5. - Other agent (Cocaine etc.)
  6. -
  7. - glucose?


Content By Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 19/01/2017. Last review Dr Chris Luke, Dr ÍOS20/01/17.