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Adverse Effects of the Opiate Krokodil (Desomorphine)

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

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Description:

“Krokodil” is the street name for an injectable opiate that is a cheaper alternative to heroin. It was first prepared in Russia and the Ukraine. There is considerable variation in its components depending on who and how it is made.

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