Health Alert: White Fentanyl overdoses in Guelph (July 17, 2019)

Public Advisory

There have been three overdoses in Guelph today.

  • White Fentanyl, icing sugar consistency
  • Seems to be extremely potent
  • Atypical overdose symptoms including arms/legs/hands with muscle rigidity and clenching

Ensure you take precautions to reduce your risk of overdose. 

Reduce your risk

  • Carry naloxone
  • Never use alone
  • Start low and go slow (e.g., with every new purchase, start with 1/3 of a normal dose)
  • Use the Overdose Prevention Site which is supervised by health professionals at Guelph’s Community Health Centre

Get a naloxone kit

People who use drugs or their friends or family members can get a naloxone kit from:

The Overdose Prevention Site/Guelph Community Health Centre
176 Wyndham Street North:
7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health
160 Chancellors Way
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Unit 110, 77 Westmount Road
Monday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

176 Wyndham Street North
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guelph Community Health Centre
176 Wyndham Street North
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Along with many pharmacies. Check this list of pharmacies that have naloxone

Download a printable copy of the health alert (PDF, 1 Page, 60 KB)