Drug Facts

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Drug Facts

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Nitrous Oxide

Drug Facts

Caffeine

Caffeine is a stimulant drug that speeds up the messages between your brain and your body. Caffeine affects people differently depending on the size and weight of your body, if the dosage was taken with any other drugs, or the amount consumed. When consuming caffeine, it causes you to be more alert, may cause dehydration, the need to urinate a lot more etc. If an overdose of caffeine occure the main reactions are tremors, seizures and very high and irregular heart rate.

Alcohol is a depressant drug which slows down the messages travelling between your brain and your body. Alcohol affects everybody in a different manner based on their size and weight, the strength of the drink, if they are use to consuming the drink and how much of it. Alcohol has some mixed affects on humans as it causes relaxation, lack of concentration and poor reflexes, and more confidence. The following day might not be as pleasent as the day of, as you may experience a hangover which consists of diarrhoea and vomiting, nausea, troubled sleeping etc.

Paracetamol

Paracetamol is

Nitrous Oxide is a colourless gas which is used for sedation and pain relief, but can also be used for the feeling of intoxication. The gas is most commonly used in Dental surgeries and medical proffessionals to sedate paitients for a minor surgery or treatment. The gas is most commonly used when a mask is placed over your mouth and simply breathed in. The affects it has on you is basically meaaured by your body weight, size and health, if it is consumed with any other drug, or how uch is consumed.

Ice

Paracetamol is a Pharmaceutical that is used to treat an number of conditions like fevers such as cold and flu, mild pain and sometimes strong pain. Paracetamol is not limited to one form as it can be taken as a soluble powder, tablet, liquid. Paracetamol can also be mixed with codeine and doxylamine to provide stronger pain relief. If an overdose occurs when taking Paracetamol some affects ofit may include Liver Problems, Abdominal Pain, Seizures and Coma/Death.

Ice is a stimulant drug, but in comparison to Speed, Ice is generally much more harmful and addictive and has harsher side affects. Ice usually comes as small chunky clear crystals that look like ice. Most of the time Ice is smoked or injected which has the highest turn around taking it only 3-7 seconds to feels its power. The affects of Ice can usually last around six hours and can cause, large pupils and dry mouth, the repetition of the small things like scratching and increased energy. Some side affects inclue increased heart rate and chest pain, uncontrolled Jerking, Uncosiousness and Heart Attacks, Strokes and Death. Withdrawal from the drug may cause cravings for ice, exhaustion, anxiety or depression and confusion. A condition when taking Ice may occur when you take large frequent doses of the drug which causes agressive and violent behaviour and usually takes a couple days off the ice for the symptoms to be put to rest.


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