Flesh Eating Drug Spreading Krokodil

September 27, 2013 by  

Flesh Eating Drug Spreading Krokodil, The drug known as “Krokodil” (German and Swedish for “Alligator”) seems to be well known for containing hidden threat. The drug is an opiate codeine using alcohol or mixed with oil and then injected into veins. Krokodil variations even solvents may be used instead of gasoline alcohol. In some cases, cause an infection Krokodil skin becomes greenish and eventually rot. Therefore, Krokodil has the nickname of “drug eat meat”.

The drug is particularly problematic in Russia, where the first cases of side effects eating meat a decade ago. Formally, the drug is called desomorphine and is a major problem in Russia, where two years ago 65 million doses of the drug were seized by police.

Dubbed ‘the drug that eats junkies’, it rots from the inside, causing such severe tissue damage that users suffer from gangrenous sores that open all the way to the bone.

Now, the first cases of flesh-eating side effects have appeared in the United States, which means that desomorphine may have hit the streets.

There have been two known cases of drug used in Arizona, an expert on poison control KLTV said there.

A toxicologist at Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center reported fear the use of the drug in the U.S. because the damage inflicted is so severe.

The medicine is made from codeine mixed with hydrocarbons such as gasoline, paint thinner, oil or alcohol. Then injected.

“They extract (the drug), and although most believe that oil and gas is gone, there are still remnants of it,” Frank LoVecchio, co-medical director of the Poison Control Center Banner Health in Arizona , told the TV station. “You can imagine just inject some of it into their veins can cause much damage.”

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