Owing to the fact that not much has been discovered about the drug that has been plaguing the States since early 2017, following are the frequently asked questions regarding the drug and things connected to it.
What is the extent of the use of Gray Death?
Ans. Though the drug is quite new in the market, having only been introduced in early 2017, it has had a pretty deadly effect. The exact number is unknown, however, there have 29 deaths from the drug and over 50 reported cases in the past six months or so.
What are the exact effects of Gray Death?
Ans. Thought the general reason for the usage of the drug is that euphoric feeling, however, with pros there are always cons. The side effects of Gray death entails:
- Pinpoint pupils
- Nausea or vomit
- Shallow breathing
- Clammy skin
- Loss of consciousness
- Heart failure
Is the pain of withdrawal actually worth it?
Ans. The process of withdrawal is definitely tough. It will surely test your resolve and patience. The patient is at a low point in their life. They have to be handled properly and carefully or they most certainly will fall off the wagon.
Can the effects of Gray Death be reversed?
Ans. The few users of Grey death who have lived to tell the tale have reported that Gray Death can be resistant to Naloxone, a drug also known as Narcan. As mentioned before that Gray Death is a mixture of a number of different drugs. If the batch used has an opiate in any way or form then Naloxone can prove to be effective, that may be the case, however, multiple shots or dozes of Naloxone will be needed.
What is Naloxone [Narcan]?
Ans. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, or more commonly known as the rescue shot, is a medicine [a drug of sorts] that works as an antidote to opioid drugs. An opioid is a kind of drug that is usually used as an ingredient for other drugs, this particular kind of drug generally slows down the respiratory system of the user, which can, at times, leads to death. Naloxone’s job is to jump-start a body.
If Naloxone a medicine, is it safe to give it to addicts?
Ans. Naloxone is a certified medicine used to help revive an over dozed body. An addict cannot get the euphoric feeling by using Naloxone, ergo, it is completely safe and has been used by medical professionals for decades.
How does Naloxone work?
Ans. Naloxone’s first job is to block the effects of opioid in the brain and release some of the euphoric feelings. It also releases the lungs and helps the lungs to breathe more properly. However, this should be noted that Naloxone will only prove to be effective if the user has taken a drug that contains opioid in any form.
How is Naloxone administered?
Ans. Naloxone can be administered in three ways:
- Intramuscular: injected through the clothing in the muscles
- Intranasal: sprayed over the nose
- Intravenously: given as a part of nutrition
Can Naloxone wear off before Gray Death?
Ans. Naloxone typically wears off from anywhere in between 30 to 90 minutes leading to respiratory depression all over again. Due to the complexity of Gray Death, it is usually advised to give multiple shots of Naloxone. It is recommended to call for professional help after administering the first aid.
Are there any side effects of using Naloxone?
Typically, no. If the person has not taken Gray death or any drug that used opioids then it can only result in a feeling of discomfort. If can only be problematic to a pregnant lady or someone who is nursing.