Prosidol has seen some clinical use, but is still a reletively new drug and does not yet have an extensive history of use. It produces similar effects to other opioids, such as analgesia and sedation, along with side effects such as nausea, itching, vomiting and respiratory depression which may be harmful or fatal.
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