The Terrible Effects of Using Flakka on the Body

Flakka is a type of narcotic that has serious effects on health. This illegal drug that is shaped like salt can make users behave strangely and aggressively to believe they have superpowers.

Flakka is a psychotropic stimulant class containing synthetic cathinone compounds and is commonly called alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha PVP).

This substance has been listed in the Regulation of the Minister of Health (Permenkes) Number 2 of 2017, under the name ALFA-PVP, as a type of narcotics group 1 which is prohibited from being circulated.

Various Side Effects of Using Flakka

Flakka can be used in a variety of ways, from inhaled, eaten, injected, to mixed into liquids used in e-cigarettes or vaping.

Just like other types of drugs, flakka also causes various side effects on the physical and mental health of its users. The side effects of flakka are even 10 times more dangerous than cocaine.

Some of the side effects caused by the use of flakka include:

1. Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature ( hyperthermia )
2. Changes in behavior or mood
3. Emergency
4. Paranoid
5. Metabolic disorders
6. Dehydration
7. Rhabdomyolysis, which can lead to kidney failure and even death

The flakka users also show a zombie-like effect. This is because flakka can cause intense agitation, delusions, and hallucinations that make the user aggressive and think and behave strangely.

In conditions of severe agitation, flakka users can experience delirium, which is a condition when a person is very confused to recognize the surrounding environment, even to the point of losing consciousness.

Flakka users who experience delirium are also more hyperactive and aggressive, such as yelling, hitting, or hurting others, as well as themselves.

Not only that, the use of flakka also causes many accidents, murders, and even suicides. According to researchers in the United States, more than half of flakka users are known to also use other types of drugs.

Those are the various side effects of using flakka. If your family member uses flakka or other types of drugs, you should ask your doctor for assistance to get appropriate assistance and rehabilitation programs.

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