Molecular model of xylazine.
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Are there any medical uses of xylazine?

Xylazine is not approved for medical use in humans.

Xylazine is not approved for medical use in humans. And it is not a controlled substance. It is only FDA-approved for veterinary use with large mammals as a sedative and pain reliever.


We need a health approach to xylazine.

Due to drug prohibition, xylazine is increasingly part of our drug supply. Learn more about how drug decriminalization and investing in health, overdose prevention centers, and safer supply can keep people safer.

Reviewed and updated by Jules Netherland, PhD, and Dr. Sheila P. Vakharia on 05/20/2023.

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