Why do they call it krokodil?

Why do they call it krokodil?

Krokodil gets its name from the scaly, gray-green dead skin that forms at the site of an injection. The flesh destroyed by krokodil becomes gangrenous, and, in some cases, limb amputation has been necessary to save a user’s life.

What drug makes your face droop?

Meth is one of the most visibly destructive drugs, along with one of Canada’s deadliest drugs. People who use the drug are prone to facial sores, teeth decay, weight loss and accelerated ageing.

What drugs make your skin darker?

The main drugs implicated in causing skin pigmentation are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, heavy metals and psychotropic drugs.

What drugs make your skin GREY?


Drug/Drug Group Clinical Features }
Amiodarone Blue-gray pigmentation on sun exposed areas and yellow stippling of cornea
Tetracyclines Brown pigmentation, most often on teeth
Heavy Metals Gold – blue-gray pigmentation on sun-exposed areas, Silver – Silver granules in skin, nails, mucous membranes

What are the side effects of krokodil?

Side Effects from Krokodil Use. Although this drug is made from actual codeine tablets,it contains some very volatile chemicals as well.

  • Krokodil Effects on the Skin.
  • Krokodil Effects on the Brain.
  • Death or Maiming from Krokodil Use.
  • What does Krokodil do to your brain?

    Krokodil, scientific name desomorphine, is an opiate in the same family as heroin, oxycodone and codeine. Krokodil has a faster onset, shorter duration of high and is more potent than morphine. Opiates are especially addictive because they directly influence the reward center of the brain.

    Why do people use krokodil?

    People don’t get addicted to “krokodil.”. People use “krokodil” because it is able to be synthesized from decently easy to acquire reagents, and codeine , which is OTC in Russia. It’s used as a last resort, when an addict can’t get heroin, or can’t afford prescription opioids.

    What is the Krokodil drug?

    Krokodil also refers to chlorocodide, a codeine derivative in the synthetic path to desomorphine. Homemade versions of the drug start with codeine, and can be ‘cooked’ similar to illicit methamphetamine (“meth”) production.

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