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N-Pyrrolidino Etonitazene, Pyro

Sounds Like: N.peer.ROLL.ih.DEEN.oh eh.toe.NYE.tuh.zeen

Classification: Synthetic Opioid

Controlled Substance Act Schedule: I

Other names for Pyro

  • Pyro
  • Etonitazene

Pyro Addiction

What is Pyro?

Pyro is the nickname for the drug N-pyrrolidino etonitazene, a powerful synthetic opioid reportedly 10 times stronger than fentanyl and between 1,000 and 1,500 times stronger than morphine. The synthetic opioid was first reported by Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Discovery in 2021. Its chemical properties closely resemble etonitazene, which is a derivative of Nitazene.

How Does Pyro Addiction Work?

The Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) wrote that Pyro and other drugs with similar chemical properties as fentanyl were being fabricated to create new illegal drugs that would produce the same effects as opioids. When people use opioids, the pills bind to opioid receptors and reduce the amount of pain a person feels. For this reason, opioids have a high potential for abuse and addiction.

Prolonged opioid use can lead to chemical dependency, a process where the user experiences intense cravings or physical withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to limit their usage or quit altogether. Many people use opioids to make the symptoms disappear, which is another sign of addiction that might require a medical detox program to remove the drug from their system safely.

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Intended Use of Pyro

Prescription opioids are intended to relieve moderate-to-severe pain. Pyro, however, appears to be a synthetic opioid derivative illegally manufactured for drug trafficking.

How Pyro Is Taken

Pyro is taken by mouth in pill form, which the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado said is nearly identical to fentanyl. Pyro pills are light blue with dark blue specks around the pill, have an “m” on one side and |30″ on the other side.

Side Effects of
Pyro

Pyro side effects resemble opioids.

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Pale skin
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation (Opioid-induced)
  • Nausea or vomiting

Signs of an
Addiction to Pyro

Uncontrolled cravings for Pyro

Unsuccessful attempts to limit usage or quit taking Pyro

Physical, flu-like withdrawal symptoms when limiting usage or quitting altogether

Legal or financial problems

Prioritizing use of Pyro over spending time with family or friends

Use of Pyro despite negative behaviors

Stealing items or money to buy more Pyro

Pyro
Abuse Facts

In July 2022, one person in Denver died from a Pyro overdose

Naloxone can be administered to reverse a suspected Pyro overdose