The ban on this kind of medication is caused by drug users regularly purchasing codeine-containing drugs en masse. Of these, they brewed a heavy drug, a heroin analogue called “desomorphine.” To prepare one dose, it is enough to pack tablets of 10 pieces containing codeine, that is, one dose costs the addict about 150-200 rubles.
“ Crocodile” – so popularly called this drug because of the fact that it causes gangrene, hands and feet of addicts are covered in creepy unhealing sores, the person literally starts rot alive. Sometimes doctors can save the lives of such patients by amputating limbs, but dependence on desomorphine is very strong, and many start pounding again, and then gangrene resumes. The homemade drug is much more toxic than heroin, so if the life expectancy of a heroin addict is 5-7 years, then “crocodile” – 1, maximum 2 years.
Already now doctors and police officers note that since the introduction of the prescription regime for codeine has become fewer cases of drug poisonings, crimes committed “high”, and increasingly” heavy” addicts are starting to take a step towards a healthy life.
As for home kit, from June 1, 2012, all pharmacies are obliged to have on sale a large selection of products similar to codeine content. There are many drugs, active substances in which are aspirin, ibuprofen, analgin, paracetamol – they are great to help cope with pain. Besides, manufacturers also managed to prepare for a new bill, for example, under a ban only “Nurofen plus”, and ordinary “Nurofen” in free sale, “Pentalgin” exists with codeine and without , and “Aspirin” is now produced by many pharmaceutical factories.