Top 10 Most Dangerous Drugs in the World – Side Effects on Your Body
Drugs are substances in which, when we taken, it will cause physiological effects in the body. Billions of people are using these drugs everyday as legal medication and also for illegal purposes. Hard drug or Narcotic is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction and ruin your life in a matter of seconds. Below shows 10 most dangerous drugs and its side effects.
Scopolamine is a drug that is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness or from anesthesia given during surgery. Because it reduces the secretions of certain organs in the body, such as the stomach and intestines and also decreases nerve signals that trigger your stomach to vomit.
It is also used to treat certain stomach or intestinal problems, muscle spasms, and Parkinson-like conditions. This drug is more often used by criminals due to its high toxicity level making it a strong poison. It will cause amnesia and suggestibility.
What this suggestibility means in drug is, if it is blown into the faces of a victim, later it will cause them to lose all sense of self-control and become incapable of forming memories during the time they are under the influence of this drug.
Common side effects of Scopolamine are little or no urination, fast or pounding heartbeats, confusion, paranoia, trouble swallowing, dry mouth, increased thirst, dry skin, constipation, painful or difficult urination, drowsiness, dizziness, feeling restless or blurred vision, dilated pupils, your eyes may be more sensitive to light.
Heroine is a highly addictive and oldest drug, that commonly used as a recreational drug for its euphoric effects. it’s medical use is to relieve pain or in opioid replacement therapy. it is usually injected into a vein, also it can be smoked, inhaled or snorted.
In 1970s, distribution of heroine is made illegal under the Controlled Substances Act. It is one of the most destructive substances in the world, tearing apart communities and destroying families.
In the first stage the user will feel surge of euphoria (the “rush”) accompanied by a warm flushing of the skin, a dry mouth, and heavy extremities. Followed by the first stage, they will experience wakeful and drowsy state, depression of the central nervous system, respiratory depression, constricted (“pinpoint”) pupils and nausea.
Overdose of this drug may leads to slow and shallow breathing, hypo tension, muscle spasms, convulsions, coma, and possible death. Sharing of contaminated needles will spread HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and toxic reactions to heroin impurities. Collapsed veins, abscesses, spontaneous abortion, and endocarditis is also a cause of heroine.
3. Crack cocaine
Crack cocaine or Crack is a form of cocaine that can be smoked and it is also the most addictive form of cocaine. Use of these drugs can elicit a rapid, euphoric high.
It is one of the biggest drug epidemics in the world, and during the height of its popularity it was believed that over 10 million people were crack cocaine users in the US alone. Anyone who is taking crack will feel everything they experience seems more intense, and they may become energetic or overly alert as a result of taking this drug.
When the high wears off, the user will feel a need to smoke more because he or she becomes agitated, restless, paranoid, or irritable to that drug. Side effects of crack cocaine are liver, kidney and lung damage, as well as permanent damage to blood vessels, which will results to heart attacks, strokes, and ultimately death.
Physical symptoms of crack over usage is Dilated pupils, Insomnia, Increased heart rate, Hypertension (raised blood pressure), Suppressed appetite and weight loss, Fasciculations / twitching of the muscles, Nosebleeds.
4. Purple Drank
Purple drank or Lean is a combination of Prescription-strength cough syrup, Soft drinks and Hard, fruit-flavored candy. People combine prescription cough syrup with soda to make this drug.
Cough syrup contains codein that is a opoide drug. opioide drugs are used as a pain reliever, continuous usage of it may lead to death. promethazine is also a drug that is used to make cough syrup. it will cause Seizures, Hallucinations, Wheezing, Night terrors, Confusion.
This drug will also lead to respiratory issues and heart failure. It is easy to overdose, because there’s no set standard for the drug.
Side effects for first time users includes:-
2. Blurred vision.
4. Memory problems.
For regular users:-
1. Dental decay.
3. Weight gain.
4. Urinary tract infections.
5. Crystal meth
Crystal meth is Methamphetamine in the form of a rock-like crystal that is usually a semi-transparent white or blue color. Crystal meth was prescribed as a diet aid and remained legal until the 1970s. Crystal meth is mostly heated and then smoked in a glass pipe.
It is a strong central nervous system stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly used as a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity. When this drug is smoked the vapors will moves to the bloodstream through lungs and reach the brain. It will act as a stimulant for body and brain. Result of this is instant europhioa and increase in energy and alertness.
Side effects of crystal meth are Loss of appetite, Significant weight loss, Change in sleeping patterns, Severe mood swings, Unpredictable behavior, Tremors or convulsions, Hyperthermia, Elevated blood pressure, Rapid heart rate, Irregular heart rhythm.
Whoonga is a combination of antiretroviral drugs, used to treat HIV, and various cutting agents such as detergents and poisons. It is a deadly drug which is common in South African slums. It generates intense feelings of euphoria, deep contentment, relaxation and also reduces appetite. Its effects may last 2-4 hours. It can be made out of different mixtures of rat poison, heroin, detergent powder, anti retroviral drugs, milk powder, pool cleaner, and baking soda.
Whoonga is highly addictive, even a little drop of this leads to violent side-effects such as anxiety, aggression, stomach cramps, slowing down of the heart rate and lungs. If taken in overdose, heart and lung function reduction becomes fatal.
Bromo-DragonFLY is a psychedelic drug used for recreational purposes. It is a unique hallucinogenic, its effect will last much longer than other drugs precisely 3 days. During those 3 days, the user may experience terrible nightmares and vomiting blood. Over dosage of this may lead to death.
Like other hallucinogenics, Bromo-DragonFly produces its affects via interactions with the serotonin system. A common dose of Bromo-DragonFly is 200–400 micrograms.
The desired effects of Bromo Dragonfly include mood lift, visual changes (trails, pattens, etc), increase in energy (stimulation), increased associative thinking,ego softening, decreased appetite, visual distortion, short-term memory scramble or loss & confusion and muscle tension.
Zolpidem or hypnotic is a sedative primarily used for the treatment of trouble sleeping (insomnia). It was developed as an alternative to Valium, a drug used by people to calm their nerves. The most common side effects for short-term use include headache, drowsiness, dizziness, and diarrhea.
The most common side effects of long-term use are dry mouth, allergy, back pain, flu-like symptoms, chest pain, heart palpitations, drowsiness, dizziness, lethargy, drugged feeling, light headedness, depression, abnormal dreams, amnesia, sleep disorder, diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, sinusitis, sore throat, and rash.
Zolpidem may cause a severe allergic reactions and also may impair your thinking or reactions. An overdose of zolpidem may cause excessive sedation, pin-point pupils, or depressed respiratory function, which may progress to coma, and possibly death.
Flakka is a designer drug that can be snorted, smoked, injected or swallowed. It may also be combined with other softer drugs. Flakka is a newer-generation version of bath salts. The pharmaceutical name for the designer drug is “Pyrrolidinopentiophenone” otherwise known as a PVP or alpha- PVP, a chemical compound synthesized in 1960s.
Side effects of flakka is changes in behavior or mood. Even slight overdoses of Flakka can cause extreme agitation, jerking muscle movements, delirious thoughts, and often profound paranoia. Because drug will mainly affect the mood regulating neurons.
Taking additional flakka while already high will leads to serious health complications including rapid heart rate, agitation, extreme aggression and psychosis. Flakka comes as a foul-smelling white or pink crystal.
10. Krokodil (desomorphine)
Krokodil is a opioid version of codeine.It is typically far from pure and often contains large amounts of toxic substances as a result of being “cooked” and used without any significant effort to remove the byproducts and leftovers from synthesis.
Injecting any such mixture can cause serious damage to the skin, blood vessels, bone and muscles, sometimes requiring limb amputation in long-term users.
This drug is fast acting than morphine and euphoric, effects may last less than two hours. Krokodil is considered more dangerous than heroin because it is often homemade, by using ingredients like painkillers, iodine, lighter fluid and industrial cleaning agents.
Side effects of krokodil are Blood vessel damage, Open ulcers, Skin and soft tissue infections, Skin grafts/surgery, Limb amputations, Pneumonia, Blood poisoning, Meningitis, Rotting gums/tooth loss, HIV/HCV due to needle sharing, Bone infections, Speech and motor skills impairment, Memory loss and impaired concentration, Liver and kidney damage, Overdose and Death