Side Effects Of Heroin

Heroin is one of most popular and highly addictive drugs; it is also one of the illegal drugs available in dark side of the world. Heroin is used by millions of addicts around the world, people using heroin cannot stop using it, they are unable to overcome the habit and continue taking it every day, they clearly know that if they stop using heroin they will face horrible withdrawal because of heroin. Heroin is made of resin of the poppy plants, primarily milky and sap like opium is removed from the pod of poppy flower and then the opium is refined to make the morphine and it is refined to make different forms of heroin. Mostly heroin is injected drug and it will create harmful and additional risk to the user.


Origin of heroin

Heroin was first manufactured by Germany based Bayer pharmaceutical company in 1898 and they marked it as for the treatment for tuberculosis and remedy for morphine addiction.

What are the side effects of using heroin?

Using drugs maximum leads to death, if you do nothing to get rid of it then you will end up on dying. At the beginning stage you will feel ultimate pleasure by using drugs but later the pleasure changes to endless pain. Here are the side effects of heroin.

Immediate reaction of heroin

The initial effects of heroin includes surge of sensation, “rush”. This accompanies by warm feeling of skin and also dry mouth, even sometimes you will feel severe itching and vomiting. Once these initial effects fade off the user will feel drowsy for long time and the basic function such as breathing and heartbeat gets slow.  One the effects of drugs decrease the user will begin to carve more and if the user does not get any fix for it then immediately user will experience withdrawal of the drugs. Withdrawal includes both physical and mental symptoms in an extreme level, and these are experienced when the body is not supplied with the next dose of heroin. The symptoms include vomiting, restlessness, pain in bones, severe discomfort and aches.

Short term effects

  • Sedation, drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • “Rush”
  • Slow breathing
  • Coma or death
  • Hypothermia

Long term effects


Continue use of drug will make your body very destructive. Frequent injections of heroin can cause collapsed veins and results in blood vessel infection and heart valve infections. Due to poor condition of body the user can experience tuberculosis, another long term effects of heroin usage is arthritis. The heroin users always share their needles this will lead to AIDS and other contagious infections.

Long term effects of heroin

  • Constipation
  • Bad breath
  • Cold sweats
  • Coma
  • Itching
  • Inflammation of gums
  • Weak immune system
  • Respiratory disease
  • Partial paralysis
  • Muscular weakness
  • Menstrual disturbance in woman
  • Reduced sexual capacity
  • Long term impotence in men
  • Memory loss
  • Depression
  • Introversion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia

The ugly truth about drug usage

Drugs are equal to poisons; the quantity of drugs taken by the user determines its effect. The small quantity of drugs acts as stimulant that will speed up your activities but if you take more it will act as sedative and it will slows you completely even it has capacity to kill you. But there are other drugs that have liability, they affect the mind directly and destroys the user’s perception of what is happening around him or her. The action of the user may be very odd, irrigational and destructive. Drug usage blocks all the sensation of the user so while one take heroin for short term help to relive from pain it will wipe out the ability and alertness and blocks the thinking. There are some medicines which act like drugs that will speed up or slow down the body working mechanism. Sometimes these medicines are necessary but still you must note that these are drugs and they act as sedatives and stimulants and too much of intake of these medicines can kill you; if possible avoid it.