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Desomorphine (street name krokodil): is a derivative of morphine with powerful, fast-acting opioid effects, such as sedation and analgesia. Homemade versions start with codeine, and can be cooked similar to meth. Organic solvents such as gasoline, paint thinner, lighter fluid, iodine, hydrochloric acid, and red phosphorus are used in homemade synthesis. Those who inject these caustic agents into their veins can develop extreme skin ulcerations, infections, and gangrene.


Krokodil (Desomorphine) Increasingly popular in Russia. "Since the home-made mix is routinely injected immediately with little or no further purification, "krokodil" has become notorious for producing severe tissue damage, phlebitis and gangrene, sometimes requiring limb amputation in long-term users."